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Old Fashioned Bible Cake

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A cake recipe that is influenced from verses of the Bible, Old Fashioned Bible Cake is a wonderful treat for the family. Made with a touch of honey, raisins and chopped nuts, each bite is loaded with so much flavor that it will surely please. A perfect finish to a hearty meal, bless your family with this decadent cake for dessert.

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, very soft
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup figs, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 1/4 tablespoon milk
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 3/4 cup water
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
     
  2. Beat  butter sugar and honey  until fluffy. Add eggs and beat again.
     
  3. Stir in almonds, figs, cinnamon , nutmeg, and flour (you can use chopped nuts instead of almonds).
     
  4. Sift in salt, baking powder, milk, water and raisins and beat.  Turn into 9 1/2 x 5 inches loaf pan.
     
  5. Bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour and half or until done.

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Feb 24, 2014

These recipes don't specify plain or self-rising flour. How do I tell which one I need?

 

Feb 20, 2014

I tried it again, this time instead of 1 1/4 tablespoons of Milk I used 2 tblspoons of milk and it wasn't so dry. I also made them into cupcakes. It takes 45min instead of 1 1/2 hour for cupcakes.

 

15 Ratings

Jan 30, 2014

I made the main recipe, it is a little dry as a cake I topped it with honey when I served it. the first time I made it I made a mistake and only put in half the flour. It had the consistancy of bread pudding but it was absolutely delicious, much better than when I made it with the "correct amount" of flour. I am going to try the other versions that readers have posted to see how they turn out.

 

Jan 12, 2014

My Scripture Cake is slightly different. 1/2 c Judges 5:25 (butter) 1 c Jeremiah 6:20 (sugar) 3 Isaiah 10:14 (eggs) 3 Tblsp I Samuel 14:25 (honey) 1/2 tsp Leviticus 2:13 (salt) 2 cups 1 kings 4:22 (flour) 2 tsp Amos 4:5 (baking powder) 2 tsp II Chronicles 9:9 (1 tsp each cinnamon and nutmeg) 1/2 c Judges 4:19 (milk) 1 c Nahum 3:12 (chopped figs) 1c Numbers 17:8 (sliced almonds) 1 cup I Samuel 30:12 (raisins) Cream butter and sugar. Add honey and beaten egg yolks. Add remaining dry ingredients alternately with milk. Stir in fruit and nuts, fold in beaten egg whites. Bake in a 9 X 13 in. pan @350 for 45 minutes. Serve with whipped cream topping.

 

Aug 7, 2013

Love the recipe BUT Why does the work bar say "Remove Recipe?" I want to add it to my recipe box. As a Christian, whomever planned this disgusting joke should be reprimanded and not allowed to work in this area again.

 

Apr 7, 2013

When I was growing up, this was called a Scripture cake as irwind45150 commented. When mom and I baked it, it was my job to look up the verses and read them aloud. Thanks for the reminder of good times.

 

Apr 1, 2013

The recipe lists 2 eggs, and the Bible references say 6. Which is correct?

 

Mar 22, 2013

I have this recipe that was handed down from my Great Grandmother, but each item had a "bible verse" attached. Where are the bible verses? Here is how it was passed down to me. Bible Cake 1 C butter (Judges 5:25) 3 C flour (I Kings 4:22) 1 C sugar (Jeremiah 6:20) 2 C raisins (I Samuel 30:12) 2 C figs (I Samuel 30:12) 1 C water (Genesis 24:17) 1 C almonds (Genesis 43:11) 6 eggs (Isaiah 10:14) 1 tsp honey (Exodus 16:31) pinch of salt (I Kings 10:10) Follow Solomons Advice for making good boys and girls and you will have a good cake. PROVERBS 23:17

 

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