Dolley Madison's "Scripture Cake."
(Excerpted from, God's Signature over the Nation's Capital,
copyright 1985 by Catherine Millard.)
James Madison's wife, Dolley Madison, was purportedly the most vivacious hostess the White House has ever known. She and her husband, James Madison, were profound
Christians, attending "The Church of the Presidents" on Lafayette Square. Dolley's "Scripture Cake" recipe was written, she said, so that family and friends would read the Bible and come to a saving knowledge of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
Four and one-half cups of I Kings IV:22
One cup Judges V:25 last clause
Two cups Jeremiah VI:20
Two cups I Samuel XXX:12
Two cups Nahum III:12
One large tablespoon I Samuel XIV:25
One cup Numbers XVII:8
Season to taste of II Chronicles IX:9
6 of Jeremiah XVII:11
A pinch of Leviticus II:13
One cup Genesis XXIV:20
Two tablespoons Amos IV:5 (baking powder)
Follow Solomon's prescription for making a good boy: Proverbs XXIII:14
and you will have a good cake.
I Kings IV:22
And Solomon's provision for one day was thirty measures of fine flour and threescore
measures of meal.
He asked water and she gave him milk; she brought forth butter in a lordly dish.
To what purpose cometh there to me incense from Sheba, and the sweet cane from a far country? Your burnt offerings are not acceptable, nor your sacrifices sweet unto me.
I Samuel XXX:12:
And they gave him a piece of a cake of figs and two clusters of raisons, and when he had eaten, his spirit came again to him for he had eaten no bread nor drunk any water three days and three nights.
All thy strong holds shall be like fig trees with the firstripe figs; if they be shaken, they shall even fall into the mouth of the eater.
I Samuel XIV:25:
And all they of the land came to a wood; and there was honey upon the ground.
And it came to pass, that on the morrow Moses went into the tabernacle of witness; and behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi was budded and brought forth buds, and bloomed blossoms and yielded almonds.
II Chronicles IX:9:
And she gave the kind one hundred and twenty talents of gold, and of spices great abundance, and precious stones neither was there any such spice as the Queen of Sheba gave King Solomon.
As the partridge sitteth on eggs and hatcheth them not; so he that getteth riches and not by right shall leave them in the midst of his days and at his end shall be a fool.
And every oblation of thy meat offering shalt thou season with salt; neither shalt thou suffer the salt of the covenant of thy God to be lacking from thy meat offering: with all thine offerings thou shalt offer salt.
And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto the well to draw water and drew for all his camels.
And offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving with leaven, and proclaim and publish the free offerings for this liketh you, O yet children of Israel, saith the Lord God.
Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shall deliver his soul from hell.