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Cake Recipe, 1922

Big shout-out to the Pacific Grove High School Culinary One class!  Students create a digital portfolio of recipes they make over the course of the year outside of class, which is a brilliant way to get them into the kitchen. This month my daughter chose a yellow cake recipe from the Good Housekeeping’s Book of Menus, Recipes, and Household Discoveries, 1922 – with a seasonal decorative twist.

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Golden Sunshine Cake Recipe, 1922

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 Tbs. cold water
  • 1 cup flour (All-purpose Gluten Free flour)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 Tbs. cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. lemon extract

Unfortunately, we didn’t have lemon extract so substituted vanilla extract. Lemon extract would have been better. We’re a gluten free house by allergy, so she substituted a cup of all-purpose gluten free flour in the same proportion as the original recipe and it came out fine. Very moist. Used a butter and powder sugar frosting. Decorations were compliments of the local box store.

Her thoughts on the whole process?

It takes a long time to make a cake from scratch – but it tastes way better than the box mixes.  (Based on my observation, at least half the time went into decoration.)

Huge success overall!

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6 thoughts on “Golden Sunshine Cake – 1922 Meets 2017 Teen

  1. WOWOWOWOW!!!!!!!!!!!! How cool is this???????????????? Can I post it on fb????

    On Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 5:55 AM, Convivial Supper wrote:

    > Convivial Supper posted: ” Big shout-out to the Pacific Grove High School > Culinary One class! Students create a digital portfolio of recipes they > make over the course of the year outside of class, which is a brilliant way > to get them into the kitchen. This month my daughter chos” >

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  2. Most cookbooks in the first half of the 20th century had a sunshine cake recipe. It was a well known yellow cake that had more than 2 eggs to make it a darker yellow and a finer crumb. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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