Bible Cake

Probably the last place you'd expect to find a cake recipe is in the Bible. That is just where to look for the ingredients of this cake. You'll enjoy hunting up the references and the mixing is simple. It is a most delicious fruit cake and the recipe is from an old English cook book:


#  1 - 1/2 pound of Judges 5: verse 25 (last clause)
#  2 - 1/2 pound of Jeremiah 6:20 (Sweet Cane)
#  3 - 1 tablespoon of I Samuel 14:25
#  4 -  3 of Jeremiah 17:11
#  5 - 1/2 pound of I Samuel 30:12
#  6 - 1/2 pound of Nahum 3:12 (chopped)
#  7 - 1/4 cup of Numbers 17:8 (blanched and chopped)
#  8 - 4 cups of I Kings 4:22
#  9 - Season to taste with 11 Chronicles 9:9
#10 - A pinch of Leviticus 2:13
#11 - 1 teaspoon of Amos 4:5
#12 - 3 tablespoons of Judges 4:19


  • Beat #1, #2 and #3 to a cream. Add #4, one at a time, still beating.
  • Add #5, #6 and #7, and beat again.
  • Add #8, #9, #10 and #11, having previously mixed them together, and lastly #12.
  • Bake in a slow oven for 1½ hours. Slow oven is 300ºF (150ºC).

TIP: Just to start you off, here's the 1st reference:
Judges 5:25 - "She brought forth butter in a lordly dish" -

We did put the answers for you on the separate page, just click on the link:

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Did You Know?
The Bible is the central religious text of Judaism  & Christianity.

Modern Judaism generally recognizes a single set of canonical books known as the Tanakh, or Hebrew Bible, as it is written almost entirely in the Hebrew language, with some small portions in Aramaic. It is traditionally divided into three parts: the Torah ("teaching" or "law"), the Nevi'im ("prophets"), and the Ketuvim ("writings").

Christianity recognises as canonical the books of the Tanakh, in a different order, as the Old Testament. In Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy, additional books, called the Deuterocanonical, are included, which Protestantism regards as apocryphal. All Christians also recognise the New Testament, a collection of early Christian writings that consists of the Gospels, the Acts of the Apostles, the Epistles, and the Apocalypse. There exist New Testament apocrypha which have not been generally recognised.

According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, the word bible is from Latin biblia, traced from the same word through Medieval Latin and Late Latin, as used in the phrase biblia sacra ("holy book"—"In the Latin of the Middle Ages, the neuter plural for Biblia (gen. bibliorum) gradually came to be regarded as a feminine singular noun (biblia, gen. bibliae, in which singular form the word has passed into the languages of the Western world.")