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Old Fashioned Bible Cake

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.


  • 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


  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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I was wondering how you think it would turn out if I took out the almonds. My kid cannot have them, but I would like to make this recipe. I could use peanuts or sunflower seeds. Pumpkin seeds might go well in this recipe too if they are toasted and then crushed. What do you think?

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

Anytime you see baking powder or baking soda in a recipe then it will be regular flour. Self-rising flour already has those ingredients added.

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.

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.

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.

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.

I am very sorry. Have never tried to save the same recipe twice. As Sharia Law is taking over the USA, I am very sensitive to my rights as a Christian being destroyed. Christians all over the world are being killed in the name of sharia law. Please accept my apology for not fully understanding how the recipe box tool bar worked.

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.

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

You'll note that several of the ingredients in irwind's list are different; the recipe is a slightly different one so her's uses a larger quantity of ingredients so more eggs.

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

Thank you so much for the addition of the Scriptures. What good is the cake if it does not live up to its name!

Where do you find a fig?At a regular grocery store?Can I substitute it for something else?Thank you.

Figs (dried) should be available in most grocery stores in the dried fruit section.

Thanks for bringing this to our attention. The recipe has been adjusted with the correct amount of water.

Sounds wonderful, but where is the water in the recipe?

the last ingredient in the list is water

This is very cool, thanks for the references Jennylovescandles

1 c. Judges 5:25 (butter) 2 c. Jeremiah 6:20 (sugar) 6 of Isaiah 10:14 (eggs) 3 1/2 c. 1 Kings 4:22 (flour) 1/2 tsp. Leviticus 2:13 (salt) 2 tsp. 1 Corinthians 5:5 (baking powder) 1/4 tsp. each of 3 spices in 1 Kings 10:2 (spices) 1 c. Genesis 24:2 (water) 1 tbsp. Exodus 16:31 (honey) 2 c. each of 1 Samuel 25:18 (raisins and figs) 1 c. Genesis 43:2 (nuts, chopped)

I also would like to know where the Bible reference is!

WHere are the Bible references???


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