Favorite spice cake

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2½ cup Pastry flour
1 teaspoon Baking soda
¼ teaspoon Salt
2 teaspoons Cinnamon
½ teaspoon Cloves
¼ teaspoon Nutmeg
½ cup Butter or other shortening
1 cup Sifted brown sugar, firmly packed
2 Eggs
¾ cup Sweet milk
2 tablespoons Vinegar

Sift, then measure flour. Sift again with baking soda, salt and spices. Cream butter until light and lemon colored. Add sugar gradually, beating after each addition. Slowly add the eggs which have been beaten until they are almost as thick as whipped cream.

Combine vinegar and milk. Alternately add the dry and the liquid ingredients, beating until smooth after each addition. Turn into a greased cake pan. Bake in a moderate oven. Frost with butter frosting.

Amount: 8x8-inch pan Temperature: 350 F. Time: 40-45 minutes From: Steve Herrick Source: Successful Baking for Flavor and Texture by Martha Lee Anderson - 1936 (Arm & Hammer and Cow Brand Baking Soda)

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