A French Cake - (From The Magnolia Mound Plantation Kitchen Book)
PREP TIME: 1 1/2 Hours

Anyone with a pot crane and a good cast iron Dutch oven can cook this dish in the fireplace. However, we’ve adapted this recipe to cook on the stove.


  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon or nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 5 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup milk or cream
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. warm water

Mix flour, sugar, cinnamon or nutmeg and salt together in a bowl. Cream the butter. Add milk or cream to the butter, alternating with the flour mixture. Beat the eggs until very light in a separate bowl and add to the cake batter and beat for 10 minutes. Dissolve the baking powder in warm water and add to batter; stir only long enough to mix well. Butter a deep pan (bundt or angel food pan). Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes. Good served with hot tea.

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