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20 old-fashioned cake recipes from the turn of the century (1900’s) – Click Americana

I’m ready to continue my adventure into pioneer cooking, with cakes. I’ll be sharing my latest attempt in the next edition:  a Spanish chocolate cake from my 1903 Good Housekeeping Cookbook.

Before I do that, however, I wanted to share some other cake recipes from that same era. Here is a link to 20 different recipes for cake, all from the early 20th century. These recipes include:

  • sponge cakes
  • wedding cakes
  • short cakes
  • wine cakes
  • angel food cakes
  • jelly cakes
  • chocolate cakes
  • mountain cakes

I hope you enjoy the article. Let me know if you try any of the recipes.

Until next time…God bless and Namaste!


European Sponge Cake Beat fourteen eggs and one pound of fine sugar well in a kettle, then set in a hot water bath and beat until thoroughly heated. Beat cold again, until light and firm; add one tablespoonful of water. Sometimes it may be necessary to beat […]

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About Tamara Hoerner (1302 Articles)
Welcome to The Purple Almond! My name is Tamara Hoerner. I am a student at Hawthorn University working toward a Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.” I'm all about getting back to the basics, good old fashioned traditional organic, whole food, the kind your great-grandmother used to eat. You'll find no processed foods here. Just good food to heal your whole body. I also believe a healthy body isn't just about food. Stress plays a large part in the physical health of our body. I, therefore, believe in using anything that relieves stress and heals the body, including: mediation, yoga, music, laughter, inspiration and helping others. You'll find all these included in my blog as well.

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