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Sweet Baked Goods Silver Cake

silver cake
(from Housekeeping in the Blue Grass, by the Paris Ladies of the Presbyterian Church, 1875)

6 eggs​
a teacup full of butter​
2 teacups of sugar​
a teacup of sweet milk​
1/2 tsp. of soda​
1 tsp. cream of tartar​
2 cups of flour​
Whites of six eggs, cream one tea-cupful of butter, two of sugar, one of sweet milk with one half-teaspoonful of soda, one tea-spoonful of cream of tartar, two full cups of flour. Bake quickly.​

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