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Bible Cake Recipe

Updated on May 10, 2015
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Bible cake recipe

This isn't a recipe for cake shaped and decorated to look like a book - it's much more fun than that. It was first given to me by Jac, a friend from Yorkshire who now lives in New Zealand. It's a fun challenge.

Decipher the ingredients

Take a look at the ingredients list. Do you know what those items are? Have fun finding out!

The origins of this recipe

This recipe was originally printed in Yorkshire Cookery by Mrs Appleby in 1971. I imagine that this was a popular recipe in Yorkshire in days gone by.

Have fun!

Disclaimer: Unlike every other recipe I've published, this one isn't tried and tested. I'm saving it up for a special occasion!

Ingredients

  • 1. Half pound Judges V, verse 25, last clause
  • 2. Half pound Jeremiah Vl, 20
  • 3. 1 tablespoon Samuel XlV, 25
  • 4. 3 of Jeremiah XVll, 11
  • 5. Half pound Samuel XXX, 12
  • 6. Half pound Nahum lll, 12 (chopped)
  • 7. 2 oz. Numbers XVll, 8 (blanched & chopped)
  • 8. 1 lb. Kings, Vl, 22
  • 9. Season to taste with ll Chronicles,lX, 9
  • 10. A pinch of Leviticus ll, 13
  • 11. 1 teaspoon of Amos lV, 5
  • 12. 3 tablespoons of Judges lV, 19

Instructions

  1. Beat the first three ingredients to a cream.
  2. Add 4, one at a time, still beating.
  3. Add 5, 6 and 7, continuing to beat the mixture.
  4. Add 8, 9, 10 and 11, having already mixed them together.
  5. Add 12.
  6. Bake in a slow oven (about 300 degrees) for an hour and a half.
Wilton Round Cake Pans, 4 Piece Set for 6-Inch, 8-Inch, 10-Inch and 12-Inch Cakes
Wilton Round Cake Pans, 4 Piece Set for 6-Inch, 8-Inch, 10-Inch and 12-Inch Cakes

This set is actually intended to help the baker create wonderful tiered cakes. However, I love this because it means I have four really useful baking tins that can be stored in a small space.

 

Meet a Yorkshire chef who looks tasty whilst producing tasty meals.

My Kitchen
My Kitchen

James Martin is THE Yorkshire chef. He has written several excellent books - some in conjunction with the BBC on whose TV shows he appears - but this is my favorite and highly recommended. (In addition to being a great chef, he's rather cute too).

 

© 2013 Jackie Jackson

Do you know or can you guess what any of the ingredients are?

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    • BritFlorida profile imageAUTHOR

      Jackie Jackson 

      4 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @Heidi Vincent: I'll check that out. Thanks for the heads up!

    • Heidi Vincent profile image

      Heidi Vincent 

      4 years ago from GRENADA

      Well shopping for the ingredients in the bible was certainly fun, britflorida! Could you check ingredient No. 8 again? Just to make sure. Have a fabulous weekend.

    • lesliesinclair profile image

      lesliesinclair 

      5 years ago

      I've heard of this recipe before and it sounds like a fun project to make it.

    • BritFlorida profile imageAUTHOR

      Jackie Jackson 

      5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @Elyn MacInnis: Good to know, thank you. It would be a great dessert to serve on Christian holidays such as Easter or Christmas. Guests would probably be fascinated to hear about the recipe.

    • Elyn MacInnis profile image

      Elyn MacInnis 

      5 years ago from Shanghai, China

      I was given the recipe with the clues filled in. Not sure if my recipe is the same as yours, but the cake is delicious.

    • Mommie-Moola profile image

      Mommie-Moola 

      5 years ago

      Fun idea for a recipe to share with others -- will bookmark to find the ingredients later.

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      RinchenChodron 

      5 years ago

      Great story and idea.

    • BritFlorida profile imageAUTHOR

      Jackie Jackson 

      5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @GrammieOlivia: Such good fun :)

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      GrammieOlivia 

      5 years ago

      Time to get out the bible and find all those ingredients. This should be interesting.

    • BritFlorida profile imageAUTHOR

      Jackie Jackson 

      5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @Erin Mellor: I wonder if it was devised for that purpose?

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      Erin Mellor 

      5 years ago from Europe

      I'm slowly reading my way through the Bible, the minor prophets could do with a bit of a course on compelling writing, but I may give this cake a go to make it a bit more interesting.

    • BritFlorida profile imageAUTHOR

      Jackie Jackson 

      5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @Susan300: We'll see :)

    • BritFlorida profile imageAUTHOR

      Jackie Jackson 

      5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @Brite-Ideas: Fun,isn't it?

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      Susan300 

      5 years ago

      These are my best guesses. This was lots of fun!!1. Butter2. Sweet cane (sugar?)3. Honey4. Eggs5. Raisins6. Figs7. Almonds8. "Bread and water" (flour?)9. Spices (which ones????)10. Salt11. Leaven (yeast?)12. Water or MilkI'm looking forward to a future post telling us how it came out! :)

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 

      5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      interesting recipe - it has me stumped :)

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