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Fruitcake, page 8 in A Domestic Cook Book; baked and photo by Mercy Ingraham.

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Juneteenth Recipe Suggestion: Lemon Cake from Mrs. Malinda Russell’s 1866 cookbook

Lemon Cake, page 11 in A Domestic Cook Book Adapted by Mercy Ingraham This is a delicious cake! It nearly doubled in volume during baking and had a lovely light lemony taste. I used a Bundt pan and our tester used a Nordic Ware Fancy Bundt pan to bake it. Both produced a beautiful tastyContinue reading “Juneteenth Recipe Suggestion: Lemon Cake from Mrs. Malinda Russell’s 1866 cookbook”

Juneteenth Recipe Suggestion: Gingerbread from Mrs. Malinda Russell’s 1866 cookbook

Soft Ginger Bread, page 6 in A Domestic Cook Book Adapted by Kate Hayes This is the first of about a dozen recipes for ginger bread, cake, or cookies that Mrs. Russell included in her book. This version bakes up beautifully, with a nice bit of rise to it (about an inch). Not very sweet,Continue reading “Juneteenth Recipe Suggestion: Gingerbread from Mrs. Malinda Russell’s 1866 cookbook”

Juneteenth Recipe Suggestion: Queen’s Party Cake from Mrs. Malinda Russell’s 1866 cookbook

Queen’s Party Cake, page 7 in A Domestic Cook Book Adapted by Genevieve Bardwell Queen’s Party Cake is rich with butter and sour cream, aromatic with spices, and packed with dried fruit. This is the first of several spiced, fruit filled cakes in the book; perhaps it was Mrs. Russell’s favorite. The quantities in theContinue reading “Juneteenth Recipe Suggestion: Queen’s Party Cake from Mrs. Malinda Russell’s 1866 cookbook”