Thursday, June 07, 2007

Recipe Thursday!

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!



Penless Thoughts said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and your nice comment. This cake looks wonderful to me. I love the old recipes. Gonna try this one--I'll let you know!

Sharon Kay said...

Your cake looks so yummy...and I would love to have that cherry pie siting on my table right now. I am glad you know some one from the past like I do.....your it was meant to be. Thanks for the visit to Amelia Rose Cottage.

PEA said...

Hi Linda:-) Oh yummmm, I wish I could taste some of that cake, it does look delish! I've copied the recipe and will try it one day...I'm anxious to taste that icing, never had a recipe with the marshmallow creme before!! xox

Amy said...

ooooh that cake is making me feeling hungry now! I'm glad I"m not the only one who uses old fashioned vintage cookbooks - I have my grandmother's one from the 1930's too. It's very handy, btw do you mind if I add you to my blog links :-)

LBP said...


I would love to be added to your blog links!


Sheri said...

Linda your cake looks just delicious!

Lori B said...

That sounds and looks delicious.
I will have to copy this recipe. MMMMNN!

~ Janice ~ said...

Thank you for sharing the recipe! I think it is a beautiful cake, it looks old fashioned and I can almost smell and taste it. I'm going to give it a try. My dh loves anyting with marshmallow in it!

Jodi said...

Mmm ~ that marshmallow frosting looks good!