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Pinch of salt
5-6 eggs
1 nutmeg grated
1/2 lb white sugar
3 tsps baking powder (level)
2-3 tsps lemon and pineapple essence
8 ozs +1 tblsp margarine (1 cup or 2 sticks)
1 small Grace Evaporated Milk (diluted) with equal amount of water
1 -1/2 lb cake flour


Add sifted flour alternately with Grace Evaporated Milk. Begin and end with flour.

Prepare cake tins. Preheat oven to 350 F/180 C.

Sift flour, salt, nutmeg and baking powder (set aside).

Cream margarine and sugar until light and fluffy.

Beat eggs one at a time until very frothy.

Add to margarine and sugar. Mix well after each addition. If an electric mixer is used, mix at medium speed.

Add essence. Mix well.

Before adding flour, decrease speed of mixer to low.

Bake for 40 minutes at 350F/180C or until a tester is inserted in cake comes out dry. Cool before moving from cake tin.

Recipe by Grace Kennedy Belize