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Betty Crocker Nameless Cake

From: Althea 
Sent: Saturday, December 30, 2017 5:34 PM
To: Phaedrus 
Subject: Request for "Betty Crocker recipe for "Nameless Cake," published in 1938"

I would like to know if you could find me the original recipe for the Betty Crocker 
recipe for "Nameless Cake," published in 1938.

Thank You

Hello Althea,

According to the article, this is it, copied from the 1938 newspaper: NWI Times


From: Tim
Sent: Sunday, February 04, 2018 5:51 PM
To: Mr. Phaed
Subject: 1938 B.C. Cake
Hey Phaed:
Unfortunately that website you linked for the 1938 B.C. cake usually is very difficult 
to cut and paste articles from because of constant long running script and flashing one 
advertisement after another. So I offer you the recipe from my files instead.  
Timm in Oregon

Betty Crocker's 1938 "Nameless Cake" with Creamy Icing


For the Cake:

3/4 cup vegetable shortening
1-1/2 cups white granulated sugar
3 large eggs, well beaten
1-3/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons cocoa
3/4 cup sour cream or buttermilk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon lemon extract
1/2 cup toasted nuts, coarsely chopped

For the Icing:

16 ounce box confectioners' sugar
1 stick margarine
1 cup vegetable shortening
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon cocoa, optional


For the Cake Batter: Cream the shortening, while gradually adding sugar and then blending in 
the eggs. Sift the flour once and then measure out the needed amount.

In a mixing bowl, sift together the measured flour with baking powder, baking soda, salt, 
spices and cocoa. Add these prepared dry ingredients to the creamed ingredients, while 
alternating with the sour cream or buttermilk. Blend in the vanilla and lemon extract into 
batter and fold in nuts. Pour batter into 2 well greased and floured, 2 inch deep, round 
cake pans. Bake for 30 minutes in a 350F degree oven. While cakes are cooling, make icing 
by beating together the margarine, shortening and salt while gradually adding the milk. 
Slowing beat in the confectioners' sugar and then beat on high for 3 minutes, then add the 
vanilla. A bit of cocoa, about 1 tablespoon, depending how dark desired, may be added for color.

Hough Bakery Sunshine Loaf

-----Original Message----- 
From: Patti 
Sent: Monday, January 01, 2018 3:23 PM 
Subject: Bough bakery sunshine bread 

Any idea about the recipe for hough bakery sunshine bread?....patti 

Hi Patti,

Sorry, no luck with this. I'll post it for reader input.


Two Loaf Cake

From: Sue 
Sent: Saturday, December 30, 2017 9:52 AM
Subject: lost cake recipes

I have been searching for 2 cake recipes and am hoping you can help. 
The 2nd was actually a double recipe. It was a loaf cake she made that she then 
made into 2 different cakes - 1 was a raisin cake and the other a marble cake. 
They were both a yellow cake. She would take half the batter and add raisins to 
it and the other half she added cocoa to a little of it and swirled it in to make 
a marble. Both were cooked in loaf pans.
Thank you for any help I would surely love these recipes. She was from New York 
if that helps at all.

Hello Sue,

Itís very difficult to search for a recipe like this without a specific name for the recipe. I had no success.

Iíll post this for reader input. Perhaps someone will recognize it.


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