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A Darn Good Cake (VRP 017)

A Darn Good Cake (VRP 017)

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A Darn Good Cake

A Darn Good Cake

Front of the A Darn Good Cake Recipe

The front of the A Darn Good Cake recipe card with a notation that is one of the “delicious dozen.”

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The card doesn’t say how long to bake or the temperature so I added bake at 350 degrees until done but if you bake this recipe for A Darn Good Cake and have better instructions, please comment below.

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A Darn Good Cake Recipe

A Darn Good Cake

A Darn Good Cake


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, yolks
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2/3 cups milk
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • Vanilla


  1. Cream butter and sugar
  2. Beat eggs and add to creamed mixture
  3. Sift flour and measure
  4. Add baking powder to flour and sift again
  5. Add the flour and milk alternatively
  6. Add flavoring
  7. Carefully blend in egg whites
  8. Bake at 350 degrees until done

A Darn Good Cake

A Darn Good Cake

A Darn Good Cake (VRP 017)


  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 c Flour
  • 2/3 c. milk
  • 2 teaspoons Baking powder


Cream butter, add sugar, then beaten egg yolks

Sift the flour, measure, add B.P. and sift three times. Add the flour and milk alternately, beat thoroughly.

Add flavoring, then carefully fold in egg whites.

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Saturday 24th of November 2018

Thank you for your column! I am blessed with many family recipe cards and books. It is such a delight to come across a margin note written by my grandmother, mother, or long-deceased aunt. Especially during the holidays or looking up old summer picnic recipes, being in the kitchen with old recipes and heirloom pots bring them back to my memories and always with a smile.

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