Emily Dickinson’s Cocoanut Cake Recipe

by Biblioklept

Emily Dickinson’s  recipe for cocoanut cake, via Tori Avey at the The History Kitchen. Avey’s post is great—she guides the reader through making the cake, includes photos of the process, and even pairs the recipe with an appropriate poem. And of course, she transcribes Dickinson’s scratchy notes:

Emily Dickinson’s Cocoanut Cake

1 cup cocoanut
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoonful soda
1 teaspoonful cream of tartar

This makes one half the rule–

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10 Responses to “Emily Dickinson’s Cocoanut Cake Recipe”

  1. Reblogged this on Kniterly and commented:
    I had to share this with y’all. No yarn here, just books and baking – my other two favourite pastimes.

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