With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Scripture Cake with Burnt Jeremiah Syrup

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Scripture Cake with Burnt Jeremiah Syrup

I got the idea to try this cake from my blogging friend Lady Farmer Parables. It was popular in the late 1800's as a way to teach young girls baking skills and Bible verses. I decided to try this recipe after searching and finding many variations.

See if you can determine the ingredients from the Bible Verses


Scripture Cake

For the cake:3/4 cup Judges 5:25
1 1/2 cup Jeremiah 6:20
5 Isaiah 10:14
3 cups sifted Leviticus 24:5
3 teaspoons 2 Kings 2:20
3 teaspoons Amos 4:5
1 teaspoon Exodus 30:23
2 Chronicles 9:9
1/2 cup Judges 4:19
3/4 chopped Genesis 43:11
3/4 cup finely chopped Jeremiah 24:5
3/4 cup 2 Samuel 16:1
Whole Genesis 43:11 for garnish (almonds)


How did you do?
For the cake:


3/4 cup Judges 5:25 (butter)
1 1/2 cup Jeremiah 6:20 (sugar)
5 Isaiah 10:14 (eggs, separated)
3 cups sifted Leviticus 24:5 (flour)
3 teaspoons 2 Kings 2:20 (salt)
3 teaspoons Amos 4:5 (baking powder)
1 teaspoon Exodus 30:23 (cinnamon)
1/4 teaspoon each 2 Chronicles 9:9 (spices-nutmeg, ginger, allspice)
1/2 cup Judges 4:19 (milk)
3/4 chopped Genesis 43:11 (nuts)
3/4 cup finely chopped Jeremiah 24:5 (figs)
3/4 cup 2 Samuel 16:1 (raisins)
Whole Genesis 43:11 for garnish (almonds)

In a 4-quart mixing bowl or the bowl of an electric stand mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolks, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Sift together flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon and spices.

Beat flour mixture into butter and egg mixture, alternating with milk, until flour is just blended in. Beat egg whites until stiff; fold into batter. Fold in chopped nuts, figs and raisins. Turn into 10-inch tube pan that has been greased and dusted with flour.

Bake at 325 degrees F until a cake tester inserted into cake comes out clean, about an hour and ten minutes.Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool. After fifteen minutes, turn cake out from pan onto wire rack to cool completely. Drizzle with Burnt Jeremiah Syrup.

Burnt Jeremiah Syrup:


1 1/2 cups Jeremiah 6:20 (sugar)1/2 cup Genesis 24:45 (water)1/4 cup Genesis 18:8 (butter)

In a 2-quart saucepan over low heat, melt sugar, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking. After sugar melts, continue cooking, stirring continuously, until it is a deep golden brown. Add water and cook, stirring frequently, until smooth. Remove from the heat, add butter and stir till until it melts; allow to cool.

Drizzle over cooled scripture cake and garnish with whole almonds.

8 comments:

Mildred said...

A very interesting recipe. It certainly looks delicious and I hope you'll give us a review tomorrow!

Lady Farmer said...

Mmmmmm! Looks Heavenly! Can't wait to hear the reviews! :~}

Miss Jen said...

Mrs.H,
What a neat cake!
How wonderful to be incorporating scripture while making the cake!! Thanks soooo much for sharing the recipe.

Many Blessings in Christ,
Miss Jen

P.S. I look forward to hearing how it tasted! ;)

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I think I'm going to try this with my girls I teach at church on Wednesday evenings. Well, at least the recipe part! Let us know how it comes out and I'll make the cake with them during our sleepover this summer...not enough time during our one hour meeting! Thanks for sharing!

C and C said...

Great idea! Thanks.

Snippety Gibbet said...

How ever clever! That certainly won't go out of style.

Barb said...

That cake recipe is great.
Will be fun to do with out high school girls group at church.

Love your blog, and meeting so many nice Christian ladies out here in blogland.

Blessings,
Barbara jean

Aliza Riemenschneider said...

This is a really great idea. I teach Torah at a Jewish day school and love innovative ideas like this to get the kids involved with the text. My only concern, however, is that the instructions might be unclear and might yield a very strange cake. It might be a matter of using a particular translation. The very first ingredient, according to the original text in Hebrew-- would be EITHER water, milk, or cheese. Even my English translation doesn't say "butter." Also, how do you get baking powder from the verse in Amos??
Again, really neat idea! God bless!

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