Scripture Cake

Kim Biegacki Recipe

By Kim Biegacki pistachyoo

8 - 12 slices
20 Min
1 Hr 45 Min

Kim's Notes:
The other night I was browsing through my cookbook called "The Joy of Hospitality" and came across this recipe and just had to post it.
This is one interesting cake to make and with all the figs, raisins and almonds makes it so moist, chewy and delicious. I just made this on October 16, 2012 and have made a few changes in this recipe. The update will take a day or two. The first thing I wanted to say is to make sure your pan is buttered really well. I found mine sticking at the very bottom. Now I did use an older pan slightly worn and that may have caused it to stick.

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1/2 c
judges 5:25, last clause
2 c
jeremiah 6:20
2 Tbsp
1 samuel 14:25
of jeremiah 17:11, separated
1 1/2 c
1 kings 4:22, first clause
2 tsp
amos 4:5, first clause
a pinch of leviticus 2:13
2 chronicles 9:9 as desired
1/2 c
judges 5:25, first clause
2 c
each 1 samuel 30:12, chopped
2 c
numbers 17:8, chopped
1 1/2 c
jeremiah 6:20
1/2 c
genesis 24:45
1/4 c
genesis 18:8
sliced genesis 43:11

Directions Step-By-Step

Search the scripture for your ingredients: This is the first scripture to look up.

Key Words:butter, sweet cane, eggs, fine flour, salt, leavened, sweet cinnamon, spices, milk, almonds, figs, and raisins
Chop up your dates for cake.
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Cream butter, sugar, and honey. Add egg yolks. In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking powder, and salt.
Add desired spices, such as cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg. Add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture, alternating with the milk.
Beat egg whites until stiff and fold into the batter.
Coat the chopped figs, raisins, and almonds with flour to keep them from sinking to the bottom, and stir them into the mixture.
Pour into your cake pan and bake in a well-greased 10-inch tube pan for 2 hours.
For Burnt Jeremiah Syrup:
In a 2-quart saucepan over low heat, melt sugar, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking. After sugar melts, continue cooking, stirring continuously, until it is a deep golden brown. Add water and cook, stirring frequently, until smooth. Remove from the heat, add butter and stir till until it melts; allow to cool.
Drizzle over cooled scripture cake and garnish with sliced almonds.

----[Why is it called Burnt Jeremiah Syrup? "And if I say, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name, then there is in my heart as it were a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I am weary with forbearing, and I cannot contain." Jeremiah 20:9]
Burnt Jeremiah Syrup is
Here is a great verse to share with those who are helping to prepare this cake: All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man[woman] of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work (2 Timothy 3:16,17)
There is a bakery called Simply Fruit Cakes in the UK that sells these Scripture Cakes in beautiful tins. Her motto is: Baked from the Heart.

Here is the
Here is a little history I found on
Scripture cake was also known as “Bible Cake,” “Scriptural Cake” and “Old Testament Cake,” and was extremely popular in the latter part of the nineteenth century, especially in the southern Appalachians. The cake was meant as a way to teach young girls baking and Bible verses. The earliest recipe for this cake I have been able to find was published in the Atlanta Constitution on June 27, 1897. Some researchers believe the cake dates to the late 1700s in England or Ireland, while others claim the cake a favorite of Dolly Madison, wife of U.S. president James Madison.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy

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Aug 23, 2011 - Kim Biegacki shared this recipe with discussion groups: A dash of LOVE Daughters of the KING Kid-Friendly and Fun
Straws Kitchen CinCooks
Aug 23, 2011
Great Post Kim...PTL for He is Good!!!
Rose Rauhauser NewYorkWoman
Aug 23, 2011
Hey Kim, This was fun to get out my Bible and translate it before I looked at your recipe. Loved doing that, I usually read in the morning before I start my day, now I am finising my day with the Lord and baking too. Thanks so much, this is a beautiful cake and thanks for reminding me that all good things come from HIM.
Rose Rauhauser NewYorkWoman
Aug 23, 2011
Oh, just a by the way....I taught my daughters how to cook and bake, never from the Scriptures, loved this idea and it's nice to see a young woman like yourself doing this, sooo many don't. Keep up the great work.
Kim Biegacki pistachyoo
Aug 23, 2011
Rose, I am glad you were blessed by this recipe. That is wonderful that you have morning devotions. It makes all the difference in the world. Please come and join us in the group called "Daughters of the King" we would love to have you.
Aug 29, 2011 - Kim Biegacki shared this recipe with discussion groups: Give Thanks for THANKSGIVING I NEED a Picture to Cook!!! Just Christmas!
Linda Hacker bignina
Sep 3, 2011
Kim, Sent this to some of the ladies from church. I have never seen a recipe like this before. PTL for all he does...he does work in wondrous ways! Even in our kitchens! :)
Kim Biegacki pistachyoo
Sep 5, 2011
Linda, I am so glad you like the recipe and sent it to the ladies at your church. I too was so excited to find this recipe! Let me know if they make it and share with the young ladies in the church.
Sep 10, 2011 - Kim Biegacki shared this recipe with discussion group: Southern Cooks Unite
Rose Rauhauser NewYorkWoman
Sep 21, 2011
This cake is far beyond your so called fruit cakes, it's not only moist, the fruit and nuts make it very flavorful and when you bite into it, the tastes jump into your mouth and make it a slice of heaven in your mouth. Hope you all try it. I looked up each verse and figured it out for myself and if my kids were still home I would have had them do it for me. I hope if you have children that can do this, let them help you. Thanks for this beautiful recipe Kim. Hugs.
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Kim Biegacki pistachyoo
Oct 17, 2012
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
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