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Pork Cake

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Category: Pork, Cakes

 Ingredients List

  • 1/2 lb Fatty salt pork *
  • 5 c Flour
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1 ts Nutmeg
  • 1 ts Cinnamon
  • 1/2 c Sugar
  • 1 c Minced currants
  • 1 1/4 c Boiling water
  • 1 1/4 ts Baking soda
  • 2 1/2 ts Baking powder
  • 1 ts Ground cloves
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 1/2 c Molasses


* Finely ground

Put ground salt pork in heat-proof bowl and add boiling water. Set aside
for a half hour, stirring occasionally.

Sift together all dry ingredients except sugar

Pour pork and water into a large mixing bowl. Beat in eggs, followed by
sugar and molasses. Add dry ingredients and currants and stir to mix well.

Grease and flour 2 9-by-4-inch bread pans. Divide batter between them and
bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour. Cakes are done when they have the
resliiency of a medium-rare steak.


From The Bad For You Cookbook by Chris Maynard and Bill Scheller

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