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CAKES WITH FAT 
Two methods may be employed in mixing. Cake method of mixing:
1. Cream fat and sugar.
2. Add egg yolk well beaten.
3. Mix and sift dry ingredients and add alternately with liquid.
- 4. Fold in beaten whites.
Quick or Muffin method of mixing:
- 1. Soften fat and add to liquids.
- 2. Mix and sift dry ingredients.
- 3. Combine 1 and 2.
Both methods are satisfactory for plain cakes. Most butter cakes are a reduction or slight variation of the One, Two, Three, Four Cake, which consists of:
|½ to 1 c. fat||3 c. flour|
|2 c. sugar||4 tsp. baking powder|
|4 eggs||1 tsp. vanilla|
|1 c. milk|
This makes a satisfactory loaf or layer cake. Bakes to perfection as a loaf in fireless cooker in 1¼ hours with stones at 350°F.
Standard Proportions 
|6 tbsp. fat||1 ½ c. flour|
|1 c. sugar||2 tsp. baking powder|
|2 eggs||1 tsp. vanilla|
|½ c. milk|
Mix either method.
Boston Cream Pie 
Bake in a thick layer in a round pan. Cut horizontally. Spread cream filling between and dust top with powdered sugar or flute it with meringue or whipped cream.
Chocolate Cake 
Add two squares or 6 tablespoons of groundchocolate plus one tablespoon molasses.
Caramel Cake 
Add ½ cup caramel syrup instead of milk. (Caramel syrup: Over a low fire melt ¼ cup sugar in small pan, stirring constantly. When sugar has turned to a light brown syrup, remove from fire. Add 1 cup boiling water and cook to a syrup consistency.)
Date Cake 
Add ½ cup chopped dates, mixed with dry ingredients.
Marble Cake 
Make part plain and part chocolate and alternate by spoonfuls when putting into pan, drawing tip of spoon back and forth through each color.
Mocha Cake 
Flavor with coffee extract and use mocha filling.
Nut Cake 
Add ⅓ cup chopped nuts.
Orange Cake 
Bake in layers, using orange filling and frosting.
Raisin Cake 
Add ⅓ cup raisins.
Spice Cake 
Add coffee extract in place of milk and spices as desired.