1915 Pork Cake Recipe And Taste Test

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Jul. 16, 2020

Welcome Friends! Welcome back to Sunday morning and the Old Cook Book Show, we're going to do another recipe out of the 1915 version of the Five Roses Flour Cookbook. A little bit of weirdness today in this cookbook there are a number of dessert recipes, cake recipes, pie recipes, tart recipes, that include meat. There's more than one cake in this book that includes pork so I thought I would do one of these pork cakes. Now this turned out to be a great tasting almost fruit cake recipe, or almost Christmas cake recipe, It's certainly a pork spice cake recipe - very warming and delicious.


Ground pork 500 Gram ((1 pound))
Water 300 Milliliter ((½ Imperial pint))
Molasses 250 Milliliter ((1 cup))
Eggs 3
Baking soda 10 Milliliter ((2 tsp))
Raisins 500 Gram , chop ((1 pound))
Dates 500 Gram , chop ((1 pound))
Ground cinnamon 10 Milliliter ((2 tsp))
Ground cloves 2 1/2 Milliliter ((1/2 tsp))
Nutmeg 1/2 , grated
Flour 1000 Milliliter ((3 or 4 cups))



1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF), and grease 2-3 loaf pans.


2. Place the ground pork and water in a pan, bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes.

3. In a large bowl mix together the rest of the ingredients, except the flour.

4. Stir in the cooked pork, and the water.

5. Stir in the flour a little at a time, until a stiff sticky batter forms.

6. Transfer to 2 large or 3 regular greased loaf pans, and bake until a tester comes out clean.

7. Baking takes about 1.5 - 2 hours.


8. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 130 Minutes
Ready In: 130 Minutes
Servings: 8