By Cindy Lynn on October 02, 2002
"I was going through my recipe files and found this forgotten treasure. It was signed originally by my paternal grandmother, so I believe Grandmother Higbe would have been 4 generations back from me. The recipe was dated '1885'. There is no time or temperature (Who knows what a wood cook stove's temperature would have been?). For cakes I default to 350 deg. F. and test with a toothpick for doneness."
Serving Size: 1 (1315 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"Great, simple, plain cake, very good as a base for a more complicated dessert. I used 5 egg whites because I like my cakes airy and high. I served this under some orange ice cream with chocolate sauce, and it served it's purpose well, didn't overpower the ice cream, made a great dessert. I will definitely make this again, next time I'm going to try it in a trifle."