Scripture Cake Recipe

Have you heard of a scripture cake? It’s a cake recipe where each ingredient is mentioned in a Bible verse.

Honey is one of the ingredients, and of course, honey is mentioned numerous times in scripture.

Often the recipe will not list the actual ingredients, but instead refer to a scripture, such as: “1 1/2 cups of Judges 5:25.” You then have to look up the scripture to figure out the ingredient.

This version of the recipe doesn’t require you to look up verses to decipher ingredients. But I will list the corresponding verse for each ingredient (based on the King James version).

This recipe is from a cookbook dated 1921.

What You’ll Need:

  • 4 1/2 cups of flour. (Exodus 29:2)
  • 6 eggs (beaten). (Jeremiah 17:11)
  • 1 1/2 cups of butter. (Judges 5:25)
  • 1/2 cup of milk. (Judges 4:19)
  • 2 cups of sugar. (Jeremiah 6:20)
  • 2 cups of raisins. (I Samuel 30:12)
  • 2 cups of figs (chopped fine). (Jeremiah 24:5)
  • 1 cup of blanched almonds. (Numbers 17:8)
  • 2 tablespoons of honey. (I Samuel 14:25)
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder. (Amos 4:5)
  • Nutmeg or mace (no quantity given, so season to taste). (II Chronicles 9:9)

Scripture Cake Instructions:

  1. Beat together the sugar and butter.
  2. Mix in the eggs (beaten), honey, milk, flour (sifted), and baking powder.
  3. Thoroughly dust the raisins and figs with flour, and then mix the raisins, figs and almonds into the batter.
  4. Bake for 1 hour. No temperature is given, but the recipe instructs to “bake slowly.”

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