As part of our hands-on learning, the kids mixed up a War Cake today. This recipe was developed to use what was on-hand or easily obtainable. There are no eggs and no white sugar required. No milk or butter either. Hmmm . . . Weird, huh?
We even had to tweak the recipe a bit more since we had no raisins or nutmeg at home. We decided this gave us an even more authentic recipe as I imagine there were lots if times that basic staples were hard to find.
Can you imagine waking up to this for your birthday celebration?
After baking for almost an hour, the War Cake has our house smelling yummy. A very compact cake, Boy Scout said it looks like Bean Dip. Not terribly sweet, we agreed the raisins would have enhanced the flavor and added some moisture, but we like it. It's easy to see (and taste) how much of a treat the cake would be in the midst of sacrifice. And I think a dollop of whipped cream would be delightfully special, too.