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Scripture Cake Recipe

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Added: Saturday, September 19, 2009


2-1/4 cups I. Kings 4:22 (flour)
1 cup Jeremiah 6:20 (sugar)
1/2 cup Judges 5:25 (milk)
1 cup I. Samuel 30:12 (raisins)
1 cup Nahum 3:12 (figs or dates)
2 T. Numbers 17:8 (almonds)
1-1/2 tsp. I. Samuel 14:25 (vanilla)
1-1/2 tsp. Amos 4:5 (baking powder)
1 T. II. Chronicles 9:9 (spices: ideas--1 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. each of coriander, cloves, nutmeg, allspice)
3 Jeremiah 17:11 (eggs)
1/4 tsp. Leviticus 2:13 (salt)
1/2 cup Joshua 5:6 (honey)

Follow Solomon's directions for making a good boy (Proverbs 23:14) and you will have a good cake. Do as the Lord commanded the children of Israel (Exodus 16:23.) (Beat. Bake.)

In a mixer, cream together the sugar with 1/2 cup butter. Add vanilla and eggs. Add flour, baking powder, spices, and salt alternately with the milk and honey. Fold in the fruit and nuts. Bake in a greased and floured 9" X 13" baking pan in a 325 F. oven for 50 minutes.




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