She creamed together 1 cup of sugar, 1 tablespoonful of lard, 1
tablespoonful of butter and added 1-1/2 cups of luke-warm milk. Add 3
cups flour (good measure), sifted with three scant teaspoonfuls of
baking powder. Add a half cup of raisins, seeded and cut in several
pieces, if liked, but the cakes are very good without. Spread in two
pans and sprinkle sugar and cinnamon on top and press about five small
dabs of butter on top of each cake. Put in oven and bake at once.
These are a very good substitute for "raised Dutch cakes," and are
much more quickly and easily-made and, as no eggs are used, are quite
cheap and very good.