Butterless Cake With Icing

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

"Oh, the War Years. Articles were being written on how to cook tempting dishes without spending money on things like butter and cream. Here is a butterless cake, devised at that very time to help people all over the country come up with a bit of magic when there didn't seem to be any stardust." Another recipe from the "Forgotten Recipes" cookbook. Hope you like it!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put egg yolk in a mixing bowl and beat until light; gradually add the sugar and milk while beating continuously.
  2. Sift your flour, baking powder, and salt together; set aside.
  3. Beat egg white until stiff; fold dry ingredients into egg white.
  4. Add egg white mixture and flavoring to sugar-milk mixture, blending well.
  5. Pour batter in a prepared 8-inch square pan.
  6. Bake at 375 degrees ("a moderately hot oven") for 30 minutes.
  7. Icing: Warm the 2 tablespoons evaporated milk in a small saucepan, and add the 3/4 teaspoon lemon extract and 1 cup powdered sugar.
  8. Top on cake.
  9. If you'd like, you can color the icing with food coloring.

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