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Scripture Cake Recipes

Updated on May 30, 2018
Scripture cake
Scripture cake | Source

What is a Scripture Cake?

A Scripture cake, also known as Bible cake or Old Testament cake, is one of those cake recipes that has been around for many, many years. The recipe is written entirely by used the scriptures from the bible. To be able to make one you needed to know your bible scriptures.

It was especially popular in the 1830's to the 1850's with ladies and young girls alike. For young girls it was used to teach them how to learn to cook and their bible verses at the same time. For the ladies of the house it was an opportunity to show off their cooking prowess and their knowledge of the bible.

These recipes were very much in fashion at home Bible Studies and sewing bee's. The recipes were written in bible verses only. The interruptation was left up to the baker. The biblical passage were rather vague about the exact sweetening , nuts, fruits and spices that were to be used.

There are several different varieties of Scripture cake recipes out there since the ingredients were left up to how your interrupt the scripture. Some of these recipes resemble a fruit cake and some resemble a spice cake. I have included three different recipes for Scriture cake along with a drizzeled topping.

I found recipes on fitnessandfreebies.com, dltk-kids.com and poofcat.com. I changed them a little to suit my needs. I have tried all of the recipes and they were all great, however, my family especially loved recipe number 1.

A Scripture cake saying from Goode Housekeeping Magazine in February of 1898.
A Scripture cake saying from Goode Housekeeping Magazine in February of 1898. | Source

Recipe 1

 Ingredients:

1 cup Judges 5:25

1 cup Jeremiah 6:20

1 tbsp I Samuel 30:12

3 Jeremiah 17:11

1 cup I Samuel 30:12

1 cup Nahum 3:12

1/4 cup Numbers 17:8

2 cups 1 Kings 4:22

II Chronicles 9:9

pinch of Leviticus 2:13

1 tsp Amos 4:5

3 tbsp Judges 4:19

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Cream the first 3 ingredients. 

Beat in 3 Jeremiahs until light, adding one at a time. 

Add the next 3 ingredients and beat once more.

Sift together Kings, II Chronicles, Leviticus, and Amos.

Add to mixtures together and blend well.

Add milk and blend.

Pour into well greased loaf pan and bake for 1 1/2 hours or until done.

Interpretation:

Ingredients:

1 cup butter

1 cup sugar

1 tsp honey

3 eggs

1 cup raisins

1 cup chopped figs

1/4 cup chopped almonds

2 cups flour

spices such as cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg

pinch of salt

1 tsp leavener-baking soda or baking powder

3 tbsp milk

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Cream together the first three ingredients.

Beat in 3 eggs until light, one at a time.

Add the next three ingredients and continue to beat.

Sift together flour, spices, salt and baking soda or baking powder.

Add two mixtures together and blend well

Blend in milk.

Spray pan with spray oil.

Pour into bundt pan or loaf pan and bake for 1 1/2 hour or until done.

Recipe 2

Ingredients:

3/4 cup Genesis 18:8

1 1/2 cup Jeremiah 6:20

5 Isaiah 10:14

3 cups Leviticus 24:5

3 tsp 2 Kings 2:20

3 tsp Amos 4:5

1 tsp Exodus 30:23

1/4 tsp 2 Chronicles 9:9 (as many as you wish)

1/2 cup Judges 4:19

3/4 cup Genesis 43:11

3/4 cup Jeremiah 24:5

3/4 cup 2 Samuel 16:1

Directions:

Crean together Gensis 18:8 and Jeremiah 6:20.

Beat in yolks of Isaiah 10:14 one at a time.

Sift together Leviticus 24:5, 2 Kings 2:20, Amos 4:5, Exodus 30:23, and Chronicles 9:9.

Blend Leviticus mixture into cream mixture alternately with Judges 4:19.

Beat whites of Isaiah 10:14 till stiff, and fold into mixture.

Fold in chopped Genesis 43:11, Jeremiah 24:5 and 2 Samuel 16:1.

Grease and dust a cake pan with Leviticus 24:5.

Pour cake mixture into pan and bake for 1 hour, 10 minutes or until done.

Interpretation:

Ingredients:

3/4 cups butter

1 1/2 cup sugar

5 eggs, seperated

3 cups cake flour

3tsp salt

3 tsp leavener - baking soda or powder

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp each of spices - nutmeg, allspice, ginger

1/2 cup milk

3/4 cup almonds, chopped

3/4 cup figs, chopped

3/4 cup raisins

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325degrees.

Cream together butter and sugar.

Beat in egg yolks, one at a time.

Sift together cake flour, salt, baking soda or powder, cinnamon and spices.

Blend flour mixture into creamed mixture alternately with milk.

Beat egg whites until stiff, fold into creamed mixture.

Fold in almonds, figs and raisins.

Grease and flour bundt pan, tube pan or cake pan.

Bake at 325 degrees or until done.

 

Recipe 3

Ingredients:

1 cup 1 Samuel 25:18

1 cup Isaiah 34:4

1 cup Numbers 17:23

1 cup Exodus 15:27

1 1/2 cup Leviticus 2:5

pinch of Leviticus 2:13

1 tsp Exodus 30:23

dash Song of Solomon 4:10

1 tsp Amos 4:5

3 Isaiah 10:14

1cup Jeremiah 6:20

1/2 cup Numbers 11:8

1 tbsp Judges 14:18

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

In medium sized bowl comgbine Samuel 25:18, Isaiah 34:4, Numbers 17:23 and Exodus 15:27. Set aside.

In large bowl beat Isaiah 10:14 until light.

Gradually add Jeremiah 6:20 and continue to beat for 5 minutes.

Add Numbers 11:8 and Judges 14:18 and continue to beat for 5 more minutes.

Add Leviticus 2:5, Leviticus 2:13, Exodus 30:23, Song of Solomon 4:10 and Amos 4:5 a little at a time. Stir unti well blended.

Fold in mixture of Samuel, Isaiah, Numbers and Exodus.

Grease and dust with Leviticus 2:5 a large loaf pan and pour mixture into it.

Bake for 1 1/2hours or until done.

Interpretation:

Ingredients:

1 cup raisins

1 cup figs, chopped

1 cup almonds, finely chopped

1 cup dates, chopped

1 1/2 cup flour

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp each of chosen spices - ginger, allspice, nutmeg

1 tsp baking powder or soda

3 eggs

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1 tbsp honey

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

In medium sized bowl, combine raisins, dates, figs and almonds and set aside.

In large bowl beat eggs until light.

Gradually add sugar and continue to beat for 5 minutes.

Slowly add oil and honey and continue to beat for 5 more minutes.

Add flour, salt, baking powder and spices a little at a time stirring well until blended.

Fold in fruit and nuts.

Spray pan loaf pan with sprya oil and flour.

Bake for 1 1/2 hour or until done.

Burnt Jeremiah Syrup

I found this recipe on dltk-kids.com, it is the perfect companion for the Scripture cake.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cup Jeremiah 6:20

1/2 cup Genesis 24:45

1/4 cup Genesis 18:8

Directions:

Melt Jeremiah 6:20 in a heavy skillet over low heat. Keep cooking until it is a deep gold then add Genesis 24:45. Cook unti smooth. Remove from heat . Add Genesis 18:8 and stir until it melts. Cool. Drizzle on Scripture cake and enjoy.

Interpretation:

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup water

1/4 cup butter

Directions:

Melt sugar in a heavy skillet over low heat. Keep cooking until it is a deep gold color then add water. Cook until smooth. Remove from heat. Add butter and tir until it melts. Cool. Drizzle on Scripture cake and enjoy.

Our Lord's Scripture Cake Recipe
Our Lord's Scripture Cake Recipe | Source

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    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Beezus, when I fisrt started researching the Scripture Cake I was surprized by the many different recipes myself. These recipes are based on what was available in the particular household of the woman who wrote down the recipe. The interruptation of the scriptures for the ingredients is especially interesting. The women were able to make it fit what was available.

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      Beezus 

      7 years ago

      Scripture cake recipes vary quite a bit in the ingredients when they are compared and in the pans they are baked in. Thank you for a look at the recipes.

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