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Bertha’s Cake

Breads & Desserts


3/4 cup butter
1 3/4 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 cups cake flour (sifted before measuring)
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 Tbsp. cocoa
1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
3/4 tsp. ground cloves
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup milk


Cream butter and add sugar. Beat until like whipped cream. Add whole eggs, beating well after each addition. Sift flour, baking powder, cocoa, cinnamon and cloves together. Add vanilla to milk. Add, alternately, the flour and the milk mixtures. Beat until smooth and well mixed. Pour into two 9-inch layer cake pans that have been greased and dusted with flour. Bake at 375 F for 25 to 35 minutes. Use your favorite filling. Caramel is recommended.


From “Coahoma Cooking Every Day and Sunday Too,” 1952 edition, Coahoma Woman’s Club

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