The holiday season brings with it a slew of sweet cakes, cookies, and other goodies. In that festive way I decided to try a new cake. This recipe comes from The Frugal Housewife, 1833. I have seen many other recipes for Cider Cake, but this was the book I had in my kitchen and didn't have to look up another recipe!
Since I do not have any small loaf pans I decided to bake this cake in a small bunt cake pan that i have that has space for 6 cakes. I did have enough batter to fill a small 8" round pan as well. The batter was very thick, think cookie dough almost. In the oven at 350 for about 30 minutes, depending on your cake pan and oven. Start checking your cake about 20 minutes in to see if it is done. Mine took about 30 minutes to cook, so Mrs. Child was right on with my oven!
Kentucky Housewife version which call for eggs, that may change the consistency a bit and make more of a "cake" that we are used to.