Georgia’s Kitchen: Cake
Here are some cake recipes that you won’t find in any modern cookbook. For those who like the adventure of trying “something new” these might interest you. I’ve not made them myself, but then I might try at least one of them.
My goal is to present these recipes as “relics of the past”. I hope you enjoy the interesting foods Mothers and Grandmothers lovingly made for their families a “few years ago”.
Sweet Potato Huff (Golden Cake)
1/2 lb. Butter
1/2 lb. Powdered Sugar
1 tsp. Mace
1 tsp. Nutmeg
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 large Lemons OR Oranges
Lemon Or Orange Juice – (for icing)
Half boil some fine sweet potatoes. Peel them and when quite cold grate as much as will weigh 1/2 lb. If cooked long enough to become soft, it will render the cake heavy. Stir together, in a deep pan 1/2 lb. butter, and 1/2 lb. powdered sugar till quite light and creamy. Then add 1 tsp. mace, nutmeg and cinnamon all mixed together. Add the juice and grated rind of 2 large lemons or oranges. Beat in a shallow pan 6 eggs until thick and fluffy. Stir them into the pan with the butter and sugar in turn with grated sweet potatoes, a little of each at a time. Then stir the whole very hard. Butter a deep tin pan with straight sides. Pour in the mixture and bake well. Ice it when cold, adding lemon or orange juice to the icing.
Lazy Daisy Cake
Make a white cake with your favorite recipe. Bake in a square or oblong pan according to directions. When done and still hot spread with this mixture and put under the broiler until bubbly brown:
1 cup chopped nuts
1 cup grated coconut
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup evaporated milk or cream
1 tsp. vanilla
Lazy Daisy Oatmeal Cake
1 1/4 cups boiling water
1 cup oats uncooked
1/2 cup butter(soft)
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cups sifted all purpose flour
1 tsp soda
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
Pour water over oats. Cover. Let stand 20 minutes. Beat butter until creamy. Gradually beat in sugars. Blend in vanilla and eggs. Stir in oat mixture. Sift together flour, soda , salt and spices. Add to cream mixture. Blend well. Pour batter into greased and floured 9 inch square baking pan. Bake in pre-heated moderate oven(350) 50-55 minutes. Do not remove cake from pan
As in Lazy Daisy cake recipe above, use same frosting recipe. Broil until bubbly.