This cake was created by President Madison's wife, Dolly. Dolly Madison was very fine and secretive cook, with deep religious convictions. She wrote this recipe so her imitators would have to read the Bible to bake the cake.
1 c. Judges 5:25(butter)
1 3/4 c. Jeremiah 6:20(sugar)
1/4 c. Proverbs 24:13(honey)
6 Job 39:14(eggs)
1 Kings 10:2(spices, 1 1/2tsp. cinnamon, 1 tsp. allspice, 1 tsp. nutmeg, 1/2 tsp. cloves)
3 teaspoon Amos 4:5(baking powder plus 1 tsp. baking soda)
1 tsp. Leviticus 2:13(salt)
3 3/4 c. I Kings 4:22(flour)
1 c. Genesis 24:11(water)(may substitute buttermilk)
2 c. I Samuel 30:12(raisins)
2 c. Revelation 6:13(chopped dried figs)
1 c. Numbers 18:8(chopped almonds)
Heat oven to 300 degrees. Heavily grease and flour 10 inch tube pan. In large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed, beat butter until smooth. At low speed, add sugar gradually; beat in well. Clean beaters. Blend in honey at low speed. Add eggs one at a time, beating at medium-high speed after each addition. In another large bowl combine cinnamon, cloves, allspice, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda, salt and 3 1/4 c. flour. Add blended dry ingredients to batter alternately with buttermilk. Toss reserved flour with raisins, figs and nuts into batter. Pour into pan. Cut throught batter with a knife to distribute evenly. Bake for 1 1/2 hours or until tests done. Let cool in pan 30 minutes, then turn our on rack to cool completely.
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