It's my birthday today! It would be the best gift you could possibly give me if you would buy one of my historical fiction books for a friend —and the wonderful part is that you'll be giving your friend a gift, too! These books are how I make my living, and it means the world to me when people enjoy them and spread the word about them. Thank you so much!
My favorite birthday cake
This recipe appears in the appendix of Delivery Delayed, as a complement to the scene in the book where the ladies of the club are gobbling it up at Addie's birthday dance.
Ellsworth, Mrs. M.W. Queen of the Household. Ellsworth & Brey: Detroit, Michigan, 1899. p. 91.
One-half cup white sugar, 1/2 cup red sugar, 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup milk, 2 cups flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder; flavor with rose. Beat the butter and sugar to a cream; then [add] the red sugar, milk and flour [and the baking powder]; whites of 6 eggs beaten to a froth the last thing. Bake in a slow oven.