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'l'he housewife who can serve to her guests and h er family cakes that are rich and dainty is the envy of her less fortunate friends, and perhaps you will hear her near friend exclaim, "You always do have such good luck with your cakes." Luck may enter· into your art of cake baking once in a while, and once in a while you may make a clever guess as to· materials, but such guess work spells failure more times than it spells success. Numerous recipes are not necessary in this art, but by having a reliable pattern recipe, you may change that into many fancy and various flavored cakes. The plain pattern recipe given below is a good dependable recipe used in the Foods Department of Iowa State College and one easily altered.
"Successful Cake Baking,"
The Iowa Homemaker: Vol. 4
, Article 11.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/homemaker/vol4/iss7/11