Sunday treat brings back vivid memories

The recipe for my mother’s Feather Cake

Friday, 23rd November 2012, 3:00 pm


l 5oz self-raising flour

l 5oz sugar

l One-and-a-half oz lard

l One-and-a-half oz butter

l 2 eggs

l 2 tablespoons milk


Cream butter, lard and sugar together, beat each egg in separately and stir in the flour and milk until it becomes a light mixture. Pour into a greased 8-inch cake tin. Cook in a fairly quick oven for about 40 minutes. Gas 4, 350f, 180c.

If you want to decorate it, especially for the children, mix 3 tsps sugar with half a teaspoon warm water and spread over the cake while still hot. Sprinkle with icing sugar or coconut.