A recipe adapted from The Ladies’ Friend, June 1864, for Yankee by Hyla Snider, this cake was often used as a wedding cake or for special occasions. It is nice to have on hand, as it is firm and keeps well.
Cream the butter; add the egg yolks and beat thoroughly. Add the remaining ingredients, reserving the egg whites until last. Bake in a greased tube pan lined with greased paper at 325 degrees F for 1 hour or until done.