Community cookbooks have long featured non-food recipes including these two from the 1935 cookbook compiled by the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Illinois Rural Letter Carriers Association. (I have featured this cookbook previously in Food Friday: Sandwich Spread. )
Scripture Cake is a recipe many will be familiar with. There are many different versions of this recipe, including one I found on the website Allrecipes and a version I found that was used by one of my favorite authors, Sharyn McCrumb for her book The Rosewood Casket.
I remember reading this recipe as a child. I didn't know anyone who actually made it, it was more about using it as a way to encourage everyone to look up scriptures to solve the puzzle, or what the true ingredients are for the cake.
Do you have memories of Scripture Cake?