Jean B. wrote:
> Sue (BK) mentioned some recipes that she wishes she had. That made me
> think of one I can't find, which also leads me to believe that others
> here have the same problems.
There is a 4-layer cake that came from my great, great grandmother, it
is called Yankee Layer Cake. This cake is brown in color with a
"filling" that goes between the layers and on top of the cake, but not
on the sides. I have the ingredients, but there are no instructions.
This cake tastes fantastic, I will be baking this for Christmas.
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
4 egg yolks
2 cups flour
2/3 cup milk
1/2 cup dark Karo syrup
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cloves
2 tsp nutmeg*
1 tsp allspice
1/2 cup raisins
1 apple, peeled and chopped
(Isn't 2 teaspoons of nutmeg a lot?)
2 cups sugar
1 cup milk
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup coconut
1/4 cup butter
1 cup dates
I am assuming you cream the butter and sugar together, then add the eggs
one at a time. I would alternate adding the flour and milk. The
"filling" is cooked on top of the stove, but I have no idea how long.
The dates seem to melt and the filling looks like the frosting for a
German chocolate cake.