I got out one of my old cookbooks yesterday, The Alice Bradly Menu Cookbook -October-November-December. This cookbook was written in 1937 and is part of a series of 4 cookbooks that have menus for every day of the year. Alice Bradley was the Principal of "Miss Farmers School of Cookery".
I made the Yellow Cake with Orange Marshmallow frosting.
Beat - 1 egg and 1 egg yolk and while beating add 1/2 cup of sugar. Sift 1 cup flour with 1 teaspoon baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon of salt and add to first mixture. Then add 1/4 cup of milk, 3 tablespoons melted shorteneing, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract. (I used orange, I was out of lemon). Beat thourghly. Turn into greased cake pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minute.
This is a small cake so I used an 8x8 pan. I baked for 15 minutes but probably should have taken it out a little sooner, as it was a little over done.
Orange Marshmallow Frosting:
Heat 1 tablespoon of butter with 2 tablespoons of milk in a saucepan. Remove from heat and add 1/2 teaspoon of orange extract and 2 heaping tablespoons of marshmallow creme and sifted confectioners sugar to make of the right consistancy to spread.
This really was a very good cake even though it wasn't that pretty, the marshmallow creme in the icing made if somewhat runny. I put some orange mint from my garden on top before serving it to my family.
Hope everyone has a blessed day!