Thursday, August 20, 2009

Gold cake recipe -- 21st. Vintage Recipe Thursday

Vintage Recipe Thursday is meant to preserve your own original vintage family recipes, or out-of-print, copyright-free recipes from old cookbooks, magazines, newspapers. You're invited! Get the details by clicking to the Vintage Recipe Thursday Homepage. I post recipes from the Searchlight Recipe Book, first published in 1931. My 16th printing is from 1943. What will you post?


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I'm an August baby, a Leo, and recently celebrated my birthday, so I'm posting a gold cake recipe from my Searchlight Recipe Book. One of my aunts decreed several decades ago that birthdays should be celebrated for an entire week, so I'm still celebrating! :-) You can imagine that all of us kids LOVED it! But it's great now that we are adults too -- takes away a touch of the bitter-sweetness of getting older -- although I try to be like a good wine, and get better with age! I haven't baked this cake, but I've baked quite a few recipes from this cookbook and they were all good, so I'm feeling confident that I can still post this recipe for you to use.

I've been trying out McKlinky for several weeks. It's a little bit to make things easier for YOU, so you don't have to wait even one minute for me to add you to these posts. Many of you are familiar with Mr. Linky, and this is very similar. It's also a little bit for ME, because I'm slowly recovering from an arm injury which is making typing painful. I'm asking you to please help me out by adding yourselves to McKlinky, at least for now. Don't forget to give me feedback about whether or not you like using it. If you like it, we could keep it even after I am all well. Thanks! :-)

Gold Cake Recipe
1cup sugar
6 tablespoons shortening
1/2 cup egg yolks
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
3 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons grated lemon rind
2 cups flour

Cream shortening and sugar. Add well-beaten egg yolks. Sift flour, measure, and sift with baking-powder and salt. Add alternately with milk to creamed sugar and shortening. Add grated lemon rind. Pour into well-oiled layer cake pans. Bake in moderate oven (375 F.) 20 minutes. Use filling between layers and cover with icing.

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  1. Good Morning
    You have a wonderful blog here.I love to cook. But I like baking better.Whenever I get the urge for something sweet I just stop over here.
    I have posted a few simple recipes from The Ladies of The White House.Also a couple of pictures of them.
    See ya later Happy Cooking and Baking.

  2. I like how you aunt thinks and gold cake sounds perfect for a Happy Birthday! I sure hope your arm is better soon. I promise I'll be back to VRT next week - things have just been so crazy here this month!

  3. If you don't mind, would you check out my newest blog post?

    I'd appreciate it.

  4. Thank you for your lovely comment at my blog. Please be sure to click the "Follow" button so that you can check in often. I will be back to blogging regularly after the summer.

    Your blog is awesome! I will add the "vintage recipe button" soon to my blog and join in on the festivities this fall. Will also add you to my Food Blog List on the right hand side of my blog. Please feel free to add my button or Blog name on your side bar should you enjoy visiting often. Ciao Bella!


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