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Pennsylvania Dutch "Scripture Cake"

Updated: Feb 2, 2019

My mother always said her ancestors were Pennsylvania Dutch (on her father's side), so I'm not surprised that she prepared many of the dishes found in the book "Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking". I still make dumplings to this day and we love Pennsylvania Dutch egg noodles. Now that I have the recipe I'll be making them from scratch, just like my foremothers did.

This is a great old book containing many traditional Pennsylvania Dutch recipes. Click here to see some excerpts and recipes.

This recipe I am curious to see prepared. It is "Scripture Cake", from the same book. Photos are welcome!


1/2 cup butter

2 cups flour

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup figs

1 1/2 cup sugar

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 cup water

1 cup raisins

3 eggs

Cinnamon, Mace, Cloves

1 Tbsp honey

1/2 cup almonds

Preheat over to 375-degrees.


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