Thursday, April 15, 2010

Tea party tax day tea cakes recipe, butter icing recipe

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, and postcards. You're invited! Get the details by clicking to the Vintage Recipe Thursday Homepage. I post recipes from the Household Searchlight Recipe Book, first published in 1931. My 16th printing is from 1943. What will you post?

Don't forget about your taxes!  If you are a fan of Cinnabon and have one near you, they are giving away cupcake bites tonight only from 6 to 8 o'clock, because as they say, "Tax day bites - 2 free cupcake bites to make it less taxing." They also have a Tax Day Bites contest for a chance to win a $100 gift card, but hurry, it ends at midnight!

In keeping with the theme of taxes, I'm sharing my Household Searchlight's recipe for Tea Cakes for the enjoyment of any Patriots participating in Tea Parties.  The link to the one-egg cake batter, below, also has 9 tasty variations!

Tea Cakes Recipe
Prepare one-egg cake batter, and bake in small muffin tins.  Ice with butter icing.  Food coloring in a number of the pastel shades may be added to portions of the butter icing.

Butter Icing Recipe
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup melted butter
2 tablespoons of milk
2 2/3 tablespoons lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon salt
Sift sugar.  Combine with melted butter, lemon juice, salt and milk.  Beat until creamy.

More Vintage Recipes from Participants:

Pueblo Corn Dish

Boiled Asparagus and Baked Asparagus Loaf
Vintage Coffee Cake


  1. Hi Joy. Sorry I haven't been commenting. I have been so busy lately. Well now it is time for fun. Come over and try my Coffee Cake.

  2. A lovely recipe, Joy -
    makes me want to have a tea party myself!


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