Posted by: marthabernie | May 15, 2013

Dr. Price’s Fan’s Cake

This is another cake from the 1887 Cook book that belonged to my great grandmother, Rebecca Frances Smith McMenus.  It’s a simple cake, I made it this morning and it took me about 7 minutes to get it in the oven.  It’s interesting that Dr. Smith does not use any extract or flavoring for this cake, so it turns out tasting a little shortbread, but very light.   Next time I will add flavoring, I think.  No idea why it is called “Fan’s Cake”.  I baked at 375 degrees F.

FAN’s CAKE

One and a half cups sugar, one half cup cream, a little salt, four well beaten eggs, two cups of flour, one heaping teaspoonful cream baking powder.  Bake in a hot oven.


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