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  • 2 1/2 c Pastry flour
  • 1 ts Baking soda
  • 1/4 ts Salt
  • 2 ts Cinnamon
  • 1/2 ts Cloves
  • 1/4 ts Nutmeg
  • 1/2 c Butter or other shortening
  • 1 c Sifted brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3/4 c Sweet milk
  • 2 tb Vinegar


Sift, then measure flour. Sift again with baking soda, salt and spices. Cream butter until light and lemon colored. Add sugar gradually, beating after each addition. Slowly add the eggs which have been beaten until they are almost as thick as whipped cream. Combine vinegar and milk. Alternately add the dry and the liquid ingredients, beating until smooth after each addition. Turn into a greased cake pan. Bake in a moderate oven. Frost with butter frosting.
Amount: 8x8-inch pan Temperature: 350 F. Time: 40-45 minutes
From: Steve Herrick Source: Successful Baking for Flavor and Texture by Martha Lee Anderson - 1936 (Arm & Hammer and Cow Brand Baking Soda) Posted to MM-Recipes Digest V3 #245
Date: Sat, 7 Sep 1996 19:36:21 -0400