Strawberry Jam Cake- Rawleigh's Almanac Cook Book

This loving couple isn't celebrating Valentine's Day. They are just happy they don't offend each other with BO. Vintage Rawleigh's Good Health Guide's are full of really great retro images like this one. This issue is from July 1954. The page opposite the image features cake and pie recipes. This jam cake is a little different because it has bran flakes in it.

Strawberry Jam Cake

2/3 cup Bran flakes cereal

1/2 cup milk

1 1/2 cups cake flour, sifted

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup shortening, soft

1/2 teaspoon Rawleigh's Almond flavoring

2 eggs, beaten

1 cup Strawberry Jam

Soak bran in milk, add shortening. Add dry ingredients which have been sifted together. Stir until well mixed. Add flavorings, eggs and jam. Mix thoroughly. Pour into a greased 8-inch square cake pan. Bake in 350 degree oven for about 40 minutes. Cool. Frost with Jam Frosting. Other jam may be used. Serves 9.

Jam Frosting

1 (3 0z.) package cream cheese

1/4 cup straberry jam

2 cups powdered sugar

1 teaspoon Rawleighs Orange Nectar

Mix cream cheese with jam. Sift in sugar. Add nectar and enough water to attain consistency to spread. Beat until smooth.


Lidian said...

That cake doesn't sound bad at all! And what a great picture - old almanacs are so much fun.

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the wreath witch said...
photos of miss retro modern