Tea Cake

Recipe for Tea Cake:

2 eggs - then add
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup shortening

-cream together

4 tbl molasses
1 teasp each of cinnamon and cloves
2 cups flour

-mix together thouroughly then add cup of boiling water
1 teasp soda

Bake 35 minutes

Found in "Jackie Ethel Joan: Women of Camelot" by J. Randy Taraborrelli. Published by Warner Books, 2000.

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  1. Very cool. Although it would have been even better if it had been found in Their Eyes Were Watching God.

  2. just found your site...what a jewel!! thanks so much for taking the time to share all your hidden treasures :>