Posted by: marthabernie | May 8, 2013

Dr. Price’s Orange Cake – 1887

Unlike most of the others I have previously posted, this recipes has quite a few directions.  Beating for five minutes is probably not necessary unless you are beating by hand.

ORANGE CAKE

One half cup butter, two cups sugar, five eggs, one pint flour, one and a half teaspoonfuls baking powder, one teaspoonful orange extract, one cup milk.  Rub the butter and sugar to a cream; add the eggs, two at a time, beating five minutes between each addition; add the flour sifted with the baking powder, the milk and extract.  Mix into a smooth batter, put in a cake tin and bake in a moderately hot oven half an hour.  When cool, cover the top with the following: whip the whites of three eggs to a froth, then carefully mix in four cups sugar, the juice, grated rind and soft pulp free of pith and seeds of two sour oranges.


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