What is suffrage angel cake and why would you want to make it?

Lots of eggs and not much flour!  This recipe is from a 1915 suffrage cook book, and it sure is fun dragging out these old recipes to bring us just a little closer to the tastes and rituals of our grandmothers and great-grandmothers. Only 11 eggs, flour, sugar, cream of tartar, vanilla and salt. Great for the Susan B. Anthony birthday party you’ve been considering throwing in mid-February. Or how about high tea during Women’s History Month in March? A cake from scratch will be a treat any weekend. You can tell friends and family that this cake is from the kitchen of a real suffragist, Eliza Kennedy Smith, who used the cake for Votes for Women fundraising. And the women really went to town with the ingredients!

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3 responses to “What is suffrage angel cake and why would you want to make it?

  1. I love the historical notes that go along with that recipe — they’re fascinating.

  2. I’m going to try this. I’ll let you know how it turns out.

  3. Suffrage angel cake. Light, delicious, heavenly. The suffragists loved their politics and their baking too.

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