Enjoy this recipe for New Year Cake found in the Carter family cook book. Unlike recipes we are familiar with today, every single step of making a cake is not written down. It may have been assumed that the cook knew the basic steps for making a cake or the basic directions for cake-baking appear on another page.
This page of the cook book contains many variations of cakes that each list the ingredients and amounts needed as well as any special techniques such as dissolving the sugar in warm water as specified in this recipe. All of the variations are all similarly short.