Lightning Tea Cakes ~1917

Gluten Free Lightning Tea Cake Recipe.


This recipe hails from the famous ‘A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband‘ cookbook, narrated by Bettina. The purpose of the book is to present cooking as accessible for the new housewife.

Here we have a recipe for Lightning Tea Cakes – so named because they are quick and easy (two of my favorite cooking words):



Time: 10 min. prep
Bake: 18 min.
Yield: 10 cup cakes

Notes: Substitute an all purpose gluten free flour 1-1 ratio. These come out almost tasting like a pound cake. Also, who has a 1/3 t. measure??? Conspicuously absent in both my sets, just saying. Recommend using unsalted butter or only a 1/4 t. of salt.

Bake at 350° for 18 min.


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Source: A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband, c. 1917.

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