Home on the Grange: Tasty Treat

Posted May 27 2016, 3:00 pm in

May 27-Dream Cake

I have no idea if the Grange Dream Cake looks like this Scandinavian Dream Cake, but the recipe looked somewhat similar. I think the “cake” part of the Grange recipe is  more cookie like.

I found somewhere a 1950 Pennsylvania State Grange Cookbook and the recipes are often a hoot, from odd ingredients to instructions like “put in hot oven.” Here’s a fun one for a Friday of a holiday weekend:

Dream Cake

1/2 cup butter, 1 cup cake flour, 2 tablespoons confectioners sugar. Cream all ingredients thoroughly and spread evenly in a greased 8x8x2 pan. Bake in moderate oven (350°) 30 minutes.

2 eggs, 1¼ cups brown sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, ¼teaspoon salt, 1½ teaspoons baking powder, 1 cup nuts, 1 cup cocoanut.*

Beat eggs until thick and lemon colored. Add sifted dry ingredients, then nut meats and cocoanut. Spread evenly on first mixture. Bake in moderate oven an additional 30 minutes. Cool in pan and cut in squares.

*This is spelled per the recipe. 


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