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Faith Filled Friday: Scripture Cake

July 24, 2020

I was amazed to find a recipe that I could use for Faith Filled Friday! The book’s comment at the end explains it. Also, I added the food, in parenthesis, that the verse was talking about; it was not part of the recipe in the book. ~Connie

Scripture Cake
Politics & Pot Roast by Sarah Hood Salomon
James K. Polk, chapter 11, page 56

Serves 12
Original Recipe
1/2 cup Psalm 55:21 – (The words of his mouth were smoother than butter)
1 cup Jeremiah 6:20 – (and the sweet cane)
1 Tbs 1 Samuel 14:25 – (and there was honey upon the ground)
2 cups 1 Kings 4:22 – (thirty measures of fine flour)
2 Chronicles 9:9 to taste – (and of spices great abundance)
Pinch of Leviticus 2:13 – (shalt thou season with salt)
2 tsp Amos 4:5 – (sacrifice of thanksgiving with leaven)
3 Isaiah 10:14 – (as one gathereth eggs)
1/2 cup Judges 4:19 – (a bottle of milk)
1 cup Numbers 17:8 – (and yielded almonds)
1 cup 1 Samuel 30:12 (second food listed) – (and 2 clusters of raisins)
1 cup Nahum 3:12 – (be like fig trees)

Follow Solomon’s advice for making a good boy, and you will have a good cake. – Proverbs 23:14

Updated Recipe
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 Tbs honey
2 cups flour
Spices: 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp nutmeg
Pinch of salt
2 tsp baking powder
3 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 cup almonds, finely chopped
1 cup raisins
1 cup figs, chopped

Directions:
Grease and flour a Bundt pan or 9” x 5” loaf pan.
Cream butter and sugar. Add honey.
Sift flour, spices, salt and baking powder together and add to the creamed mixture in thirds, alternating with eggs and milk. Beat until smooth.
Stir in remaining ingredients.
Bake at 350º F for about 50 minutes or until done – when inserted pick comes out clean.
If desired, glaze the cake with a thin icing made of 1 cup powdered Jeremiah 6:20 (confectioners’ sugar), 4 tablespoons hot Judges 4:9 (milk) and 1 teaspoon of 2 Chronicles 9:9 (vanilla).

Book Comment: This is an old recipe, possibly Amish in origin. The recipe gives a quantity along with a Bible passage. The cook had to look up the verse in order to find out what ingredient is mentioned. There are many versions of the cake, some using different quantities and/or passages. The recipe can vary because some verses mention multiple foods or could be interpreted differently For example, Judges 5:25 mentions water, milk and butter, Jeremiah 6:20 mentions “sweet cane,” which could be interpreted as molasses or sugar.
Recipe adapted from The American Frugal Housewife by Lydia Maria Child, 1844.

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