Bible Cake Full Recipe


1/2 pound butter
1/2 pound sugar
1 tablespoon honey
3 eggs
1/2 pound raisins
1/2 pound figs (chopped)
1/4 cup almonds (blanched and chopped)
4 cups flour
Season to taste with spice
A pinch of salt
1 teaspoon of baking powder
3 tablespoons of milk


  • Beat butter, sugar and honey to a cream. Add eggs, one at a time, still beating.
  • Add raisins, figs and almonds, and beat again.
  • Add flour, spice, salt and baking powder, having previously mixed them together, and lastly milk.
  • Bake in a slow oven for 1½ hours. Slow oven is 300ºF (150ºC).
NOTE: If you don't like figs, use 4 oz. glace cheries instead.

Real Cooking

Did You Know?
It is important to preheat your oven at least 12 to 15 minutes before baking a cake so you can immediately put the pans into the hot oven. It is also good idea to invest in an oven thermometer to get accurate temperatures and also check accuracy of oven regulator occasionally because too slow an oven will cause cake to fall.

Keep in mind that cake batter should never sit before baking, because chemical leavens begin working as soon as dry substances are mixed with liquids and the air in foam batters will begin to dissipate.

Try to use good teflon baking pans for your baking,  they will help reduce the amount of fat needed in cooking.

If you don't have teflon baking pans,
to ensure an easy release from the cake pan, grease the bottom and sides with butter or shortening (or use a cooking spray), add a little flour and shake it around, lightly knocking out any excess.