Unusual Cake Recipe

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by Opa, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

    May 11, 2008
    Howell Michigan
    Today Granny was leafing through some of her old craft books and one monthly series of books titled "The Workbasket, Home and Needlecraft for pleasue and profit" from 1959 contained how to articles on hooking rugs, making a filet runner, a placemat, knitting gloves, etc. It also contained recipes and the name of one caught my attention and I was wondering if anyone had ever heard of it or better still made it.

    100 Year Old Pork Cake

    1 pound salt pork (all fat)
    1 pint boiling water
    4 cups sugar
    1/2 cup molasses
    1 egg
    1 teaspoon soda
    1 teaspoon nutmeg
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    1 teaspoon cloves
    1 pound raisins
    6 cups flour

    Put pork through grinder, pour boiling water over it, and let stand until lukewarm. Stir in sugar, spices, soda, well beaten egg and molasses. Sift flour before measuring. Add flour and fruit to pork mixture stirring until well blended. Pour into well greased baking pans and bake for 2 hours in 300 degree oven or until done. This cake can be eaten as soon as baked and cooled, or it will keep for weeks, therefore, it is especilly good for outdoor meals and picnics.

  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    How about you try it and let us know how it goes. [​IMG]
  3. RedHead

    RedHead Songster

    Jan 22, 2009
    East Lake, NC
    I might have to give it a try, I assume that the pork fat might be sort of like a substitute to the oil you find in most recipes....I'll let you know when I try it.. if anything it'll be an interesting experiment...I have most of the ingredients in the house right now, except the salt pork, though if it has to be all fat, I might just try some salted fat back and trim the skin
  4. SurprisingWoman

    SurprisingWoman Songster

    May 27, 2009
    South Weber, UT
    I can't imagine how that wouldn't be too salty. I would think you would need to blanch the salt pork first.

  5. eggchel

    eggchel Crowing Premium Member

    Dec 26, 2006
    Both Coasts
    Im torn between



    mmmmmmmmmm caaaaaaaaaake.
  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Me too, which is why I suggested that HE try it and let us know.
  7. Iowa Roo Mom

    Iowa Roo Mom Resistance Is Futile

    Apr 30, 2009
    Keokuk County
    I'm not too proud to try it if I can find the salt pork!!

    Oh wait... this is Iowa! [​IMG]

  8. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

    May 11, 2008
    Howell Michigan
    I intend to try it. Since many cake recipes call for salt I don't think you would need to wash the salt from the salt pork. Besides salt port really isn't very salty.

    So of the ads in the magazine were pretty interesting too. Like a pair of quality pinking shears for 98 cents or 20 strawberry plants from a nursery 20 plants for two dollars
  9. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

    May 22, 2009
    North Central Florida
    my grandmother would make bacon grease cookies, and they were wonderful. They didn't seem salty.
    A cardiologist third home, but yummy.
  10. Ec_Prokta

    Ec_Prokta Continuum Shift Anomaly

    Jan 14, 2009
    Umm... Eww. [​IMG]

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