Sunday, April 7, 2013

Country Sundays--A Scripture Cake

1/2 Cup Judges 5:25, last clause
2 Cups Jeremiah 6:20
2 Tablespoons I Samuel 14:25
6 Jeremiah 17: 11
1 1/2 Cups I Kings 4:22
2 Teaspoons Amos 4:5
II Chronicles 9:9, to taste
Pinch of Leviticus 2:13
1/2 Cup Judges 4:19, last clause
2 Cups Nahum 3:12
2 Cups Numbers 17:8
2 Cups I Samuel 30:12
Whip the Judges, Jeremiah, and I Samuel until light. 
Beat the 6 Jeremiah yolks and add. Add Kings, Amos, Chronicles, and Leviticus alternately with Judges. Fold in Nahum, Numbers, and Samuel, 
then also the 6 Jeremiah whites, beaten stiff. 
Bake 2 hours in greased 10 inch tube pan at 300 degrees.

Welcome to a new feature at The Country Farm Home. . .
Country Sundays were once the highlight of many a hard week's labor.
It was a day to catch up with friends and family,
to rest and relax,
but most of all, to come together in worship.

Many times, after church services there was "dinner on the grounds". . . .
where long plank tables were set up outside under the trees
and pot luck dishes were there for the eating.

One of the cakes often baked for the church dinner was the Scripture Cake.
This old recipe, originally from England, 
has been in my recipe collection for so many years, 
I'd forgotten all about it.
In our church, these cakes often showed up 
at Bake Sales for a money-making project.
A small card with the recipe was enclosed.

It's a delicious cake!
Want to try it?
Here's a translation. . . .but, be sure and look up the scriptures first!

Beat together until light and fluffy 1/2 cup butter, 2 cups sugar, and 2 tablespoons honey. Beat 6 egg yolks until light and add. Add sifted mixture of 1 1/2 cups sifted flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ginger, 1 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon cloves and a pinch of salt, in alternate portions with 1/2 cup milk. Stir in 2 cups chopped figs (apple will work, too), 2 cups raisins, 2 cups chopped almonds. Fold in 6 egg whites, beaten stiff. Bake the cake in well-greased 10 inch tube pan for 2 hours at 300 degrees.

. . . Sunday Blessings from the farmhouse. . .

* Community Church, Hwy 9, near Mountain View, Arkansas

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Tanya Rachelle said...

Love the photo of the church! The cake sounds delicious too! Wonderful post.

Ruby and Arthur said...

Cute recipe! I always loved church pot luck dinners, they were the best! Jean

Pamela Gordon said...

I've seen this recipe over the years and believe I have a copy in an old cook book but, I have never made it. Sunday afternoons are great for a nice rest after church. We have morning and evening services so we try to squeeze a nap in there in-between. "try". Doesn't always happen. Enjoy your Sunday afternoon. Pam

Dewena said...

I haven't seen a Scripture Cake recipe in decades! And dinner on the grounds--everyone used to argue about whether it should be on the grounds or on the ground! We soon learned which specialities were our favorites and lined up at that table first.

Every Sunday was special though, and my mother's Sunday dinners, while taken for granted then, were fabulous. Fried chicken and the fixings one Sunday and roast beef with fixings the next. And we hardly had time to read the comics before it was ready after getting home from church. How did she do that, I wonder? Of course, she didn't blog!

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

What a great idea. I do not remember anyone ever doing a scripture cake when I was a kid, but then if there was cake, I was most interested in eating it. That still goes. Love hearing about the tradition.

Chenille Cottage said...

How I love your recipe and the translation. I have a woman's ministry workshop a couple of weeks from now. I would love to share it with the ladies. It is truly precious and so uplifting.
Thank you so much for making my day, Dru!
Carolynn xoxo

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

It's funny that you would post this as I just ran across it in my old cookbook just a few days ago. I was thinking..wonder if anyone ever made this? Maybe I should post this. lol That is a beautiful church photo.

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

I liked seeing the recipe for Scripture Cake. It sounds good. But even more than the cake recipe, I enjoyed seeing the pictures of that little country church. When I saw the pictures, I was immediately transported to the very early 1960'a and the little country church near Fredericktown, Missouri which was my grandparents church. Wonderful memories. Thanks for the quick time travel trip and a delicious recipe!

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