Archie’s Recipe Book

Fruit cake

Cream butter and sugar. Add syrup, then spices. Dissolve soda in milk and stir all well. Add egg yolks and brandy and stir. Add flour, egg whites, and vanilla alternately. Add fruit last (well floured). Stir well and bake until done in slow oven (275 ºF). Place pan of water in bottom of oven. Butter and flour pans well.

— Grandma Diegel

Chocolate cake (Alma Teague)

Frosting for this cake, see Frosting #4