Mary Newell Pape
This is a recipe that can be found on beliefnet.com and is a divine dessert inspired by ingredients found in the Bible.
Scripture Cake Ingredients:
1 cup Judges 5:25 last clause (butter)
1 cup Jeremiah 6:20 (sugar)
1 tablespoon I Samuel 14:25 (honey)
3 Jeremiah 17:11 (eggs)
1 cup I Samuel 30:12 second food (raisins)
1 cup Nahum 3:12 (figs), chopped
1/4 cup Numbers 17:8 (almonds), lightly toasted and chopped
2 cups 1 Kings 4:22 (flour)
1 teaspoon Amos 4:5 (leavening, such as baking soda)
3 tablespoons Judges 4:19 last sentence (milk)
Pinch of Leviticus 2:13 (salt)
II Chronicles 9:9 (spices, such as cinnamon and nutmeg)
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
Cream Judges (butter), Jeremiah (sugar), and I Samuel (honey). Beat in the 3 Jeremiahs (eggs), one at a time. Add I Samuel (raisins), Nahum (figs), and Numbers (almonds), and beat again. Sift together I Kings (flour), II Chronicles (spices), Leviticus (salt), and Amos (leavener, or baking soda). Add to first mixture. Lastly, add Judges (milk). Bake at 325F for 1 and 1/2 hours, or until done.
Burnt Jeremiah Syrup Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups Jeremiah 6:20 (sugar)
1/2 cup Genesis 24:45 (water
1/4 cup Genesis 18:8 (butter)
In a 2-quart saucepan over low heat, melt sugar, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking. After sugar melts, continue cooking, stirring continuously, until it is a deep golden brown. Add water and cook, stirring frequently, until smooth. Remove from the heat, add butter and stir till until it melts; allow to cool.
Drizzle over cooled scripture cake and garnish with whole almonds.