1920’s recipe gem I discovered in a faded newspaper

Experience the culinary delights of a bygone era with the precious recipe gem from the 1920s. This yellowed treasure that we found in an old newspaper hides a world of elegance and taste that has not been forgotten to this day. Although the name of this recipe is unfortunately illegible, we hope you know it. If you know more about this recipe or have tried it yourself, please let us know in the comments.

Be enchanted by this unique recipe and prepare to impress your family and friends with a delicious and unforgettable 1920s dish. Imagine going back in time and preparing a meal that dates back to another era, when custard powder, dark chocolate and many other ingredients weren’t widely available. It’s a chance to celebrate and appreciate the history and traditions of our ancestors.

Stay tuned for what you’ll discover in this video about the forgotten 1920’s recipe gem. Let’s take a journey together and bring the best of the past into the present.


For the batter:
2 jars of sour cherries drained weight 350 g (12.3 oz) each
250 g butter or margarine at room temperature (8.8 oz)
200 g sugar (1 cup)
1 tbsp vanilla sugar
1 pinch of salt
5 eggs (size M)
375 g wheat flour (3 cups + 2 tbsp)
3 level teaspoons baking powder
20 g cocoa powder (¼ cup)
1-2 tbsp milk

For the buttercream:
37g vanilla pudding powder (1¼ oz)
100 g sugar (½ cup)
500 ml milk (2 cups + 1 tbsp)
250 g butter at room temperature (8.8 oz)
For the cast
200g dark chocolate (7oz)
2 tbsp sunflower oil

25 minutes baking:
Top/bottom heat: about 180°C / 356°F
Convection: about 160°C / 320°F


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