3/4 lb butter

3/4 lb sugar

4 eggs

3/4 cup milk

1 lb flour

1 teaspoon cream of tartar

vanilla essence

1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda


2 tablespoons chocolate


plain icing

crystallised cherries




Cream butter and sugar, add well beaten eggs gradually and beat well, add milk, flour, cream of tartar and bicarbonate of soda sifted together, add vanilla essence. Mix lightly, divide into three, leave one portion plain, add cochineal to section portion and grated chocolate to third. Pour into 3 greased sandwich tins, bake in a moderate oven 12 to 15 minutes. When cool join together with jam, cover with warm icing and when nearly set decorate with cherries and angelica.