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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”

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

Strawberry Short Cake, pages 12 & 13 in A Domestic Cook Book Adapted by Mercy Ingraham The confection called a shortcake has been around for hundreds of years.  It is first mentioned in 1642 in a biographical essay. By the early 19th century Strawberry Shortcake was a popular seasonal treat. Mrs. Russell’s recipes for StrawberryContinue reading “Juneteenth Recipe Suggestion: Strawberry Short Cake from Mrs. Malinda Russell’s 1866 cookbook”

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

Allspice Cake, page 8 in A Domestic Cook Book Adapted by Pamela Cooley This cake is absolutely delicious. It has a delicate crumb, a luxurious mouth feel, is perfectly moist, and has a satisfyingly crisp crust. But the stunning thing about this cake is its flavor. While making it, I was concerned that with all thoseContinue reading “Juneteenth Recipe Suggestion: Allspice Cake from Mrs. Malinda Russell’s 1866 cookbook”

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

Raspberry Tea Cake, page 13 in A Domestic Cook BookAdapted by Pamela Cooley Mrs. Russell’s Raspberry Tea Cake is quick and easy to make, includes only a few ingredients, and is a perfect platform for fresh berries in season. Serve it as a tasty, refreshing dessert on a hot summer night. Between 1766-1966, there areContinue reading “Juneteenth Recipe Suggestion: Raspberry Tea Cake from Mrs. Malinda Russell’s 1866 cookbook”

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

Dover Cake, page 7 in A Domestic Cook BookAdapted by Kimberly Palmer Wright This is a lovely, moist cake, and keeps well. Dover Cake was a popular ‘fancy cake’ in the early 19th century. It is still baked today, usually flavored with vanilla, which Mrs. Russell only rarely called for. Flavorings she seems to haveContinue reading “Juneteenth Recipe Suggestion: Dover Cake from Mrs. Malinda Russell’s 1866 cookbook”

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