Scripture Cake

Kim Biegacki

By
@pistachyoo

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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 4 votes
Comments:
Serves:
8 - 12 slices
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 45 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

SCRIPTURE CAKE

1/2 c
judges 5:25, last clause
2 c
jeremiah 6:20
2 Tbsp
1 samuel 14:25
6
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

BURNT JEREMIAH SYRUP:

1 1/2 c
jeremiah 6:20
1/2 c
genesis 24:45
1/4 c
genesis 18:8

GARNISH:

sliced genesis 43:11

Step-By-Step

1Search 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
2Chop up your dates for cake.
3Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Cream butter, sugar, and honey. Add egg yolks. In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking powder, and salt.
4Add desired spices, such as cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg. Add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture, alternating with the milk.
5Beat egg whites until stiff and fold into the batter.
6Coat the chopped figs, raisins, and almonds with flour to keep them from sinking to the bottom, and stir them into the mixture.
7Pour into your cake pan and bake in a well-greased 10-inch tube pan for 2 hours.
8For 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 from:gratefulprayerthankfulheart.blogspot.com
9Here 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)
10There 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 link:simplyfruitcakes.co.uk/index.php
11Here is a little history I found on hushpuppynation.com:
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