Cake Recipe From 1916 Shows How To Ration For War Effort

Last week James and I stopped at the interesting WWI and Influenza Pandemic 1918 exhibit at Ebling Library.  One of the topics covered was how the food was skrimped and saved on the home front so to prioritize for the war effort taking place in Europe.

One of the ways to demonstrate that was with the following cake recipe.  It had to be something just short of dreadful.

1916 Recipe for Cake (002)