|World War II Party Cake|
- Butter: Butter, along with bacon and sugar, were the first foods to be rationed in England, beginning January 8, 1940. To supplement the dwindling butter supply, two types of a National Margarines were made. There was a standard version and a special one which was supposed to be better quality than the standard.
- Sugar: The party cake recipe has a modest amount of highly coveted sugar (as opposed to a sugar substitute such as applesauce) which would indeed deem this cake worthy of a celebration!
- Dried Eggs: In England, fresh eggs were rationed during the World War 2 beginning in June, 1942. However, because eggs were considered a good source of protein, dried egg powder became popular and was imported from America. A tin of dried eggs contained the equivalent of a dozen eggs and was considered “extra to your regular egg ration”.
- Dried Milk/Blancmange Powder: Dried milk was also imported into England from America because herds of cattle were slaughtered for food for the troops. Two different types of dried milk were available. There was "Household Milk", a dried skim milk for general consumption. There was also "National Dried Milk", a dried "full cream" milk powder for feeding infants.
Time to Complete
About 10 minutes to mix the cake batter, 20 minutes to bake, 5 minutes to mix up the icing while the cake is in the oven, and 5 minutes to assemble.
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