Scripture Cake


The history of Scripture cake, also called Bible Cake and Old Testament cake is a recipe based on a nineteenth century recipe.  Behold there was a cake baken. I-Kings, 9:16


½ cup butter                         Judges, 5:25

2 cups flour                           I-Kings, 4:22

½ tsp. salt                             Leviticus, 2:13

1 cup figs                              I-Samuel, 30:12

1½ cups sugar                     Jeremiah, 6:20

2 tsp. baking powder             Luke, 13:21

½ cup water                          Genesis, 24:11

1 cup raisins                          I-Samuel, 30:12

3 eggs                                    Isaiah, 10:14

Cinnamon, mace, cloves       I-Kings, 10:10

1 tbsp. Honey                         Proverbs, 24:13

½ cup almonds                        Genesis, 43:11


Blend butter, sugar, spices and salt. Beat egg yolks and add. Sift in baking powder and flour then add the water and honey. Put fruit and nuts through food chopper and flour well. Follow Solomon’s advice for making good boys—1st clause of Proverbs, 23:14. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites. Bake for 1 hour in 375-f oven.


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