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1/3     Cup Butter

1        Cup Sugar

2        Eggs

2/3     Cup Milk

1 3/4  Cup Flour

2/1/2  teaspoonfuls Baking powder

1/4     teaspoonful Salt

The flavoring may be 1 teaspoonfull of vanilla or lemon essence, or 1/2 teaspoonful of almond, or two teaspoonfuls of spices.  Raisins, 1/2 cup, citron 1/4 lb., nuts, 1/2 cup.  the rind of 1/2 orange is delicious with the vanilla flavor.  With the vanilla use 4 tablespoonfuls of cocoa, for a chocolate flavor.

To make a plainer cake, omit one egg, use 1/4 cup butter and 3/4 cup of milk.

Bake in deep or shallow pan, jelly cake tins, or small tin cups. A layer cake, it may be used with a variety of fillings and icings, Jelly, cream filling, soft icing with nuts, raisins, or dates.