Scripture Cake

Kim Biegacki Recipe

By Kim Biegacki pistachyoo

8 - 12 slices
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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.


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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Nov 23, 2013 - Kim Biegacki shared this recipe with discussion groups: Giveaway: Diamond Nut Fantasies TUPPERWARE COOKING FAVES-NOW & THEN
Alice Boulware aliceboulware
May 17, 2013
My husbands Aunt had a recipe like this in church cookbook she has passed so I typed in the name of this cake and up poped your site they were a couple of questions she had left unanswered I found in your recipe on hers she said Follow the directions of Soloman for bring up a child ; Proverbs, 23:14that is beat him with a rod ." Bake as a loaf cake @ 325degrees for about 50 minutes . Cool on rack . Slices best after a few hours . LaVerne Powell
It brought back a lot of memories looking at her recipe tonight and how much I truley miss her Thanks for letting me share the recipe from you ... Alice
Kim Biegacki pistachyoo
May 2, 2013
Glad to hear that you will be making this is a blessing to look up the scriptures and meditate on God while baking it. Thank you for sharing and I hope you enjoy this delicious cake.
donna horton donnamarie2012
May 2, 2013
thank you kim for posting this cake i love to bake god gave me this gift i make everything from scratch and my husband and i were invited to lunch in at one of the members of our church i am ganna be makin this wonderful cake and sharing how it came about praise god for all he dos GOD IS GOOD all the time he put a song of praise in this heart of mine