Orange Cake

Flour, 1 lb.,

Lacking 3 even tablespoonfuls;

Sugar, 1 lb.;

Butter, ¼ lb.;

Sweet milk, ½ pt.;

Baking powder, 1½ even tablespoonfuls;

Eggs, 5.

Cream the butter with the sugar, adding enough of the milk to make them mix easily; add the yolks of the eggs and beat well, then add the milk, the beaten whites of the eggs and the flour in which the baking powder has been well mixed. Spread one third of an inch deep in jelly-cake pans, and bake in a very quick oven. Make this icing: Whites of three eggs, beaten stiff, one pound and a quarter of powdered sugar; grated rind, soft pulp and juice of two large sour oranges and one lemon. Add sugar for outside icing.

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