June 2, 2011

A 1930's cupcake...

Cupcakes may indeed be the "craze"...but of course they have been around forever...
Here is a simple cupcake from an O'Keefe & Merritt Cookbook from 1937!

Complete with advice for the housewife suffering from
"kitchen fog"!

Cupcakes
Sift 2 cups flour, 2 tsps. baking powder and 1/2 tea. salt. Cream 1 cup sugar and 2 eggs. 
Add 1 cup cream or sour cream and the flour mixture and blend until very light and fluffy!  
Bake at 375 degrees for 20 - 30 mins.  Makes about 18 cupcakes. 
Nothing fancy...just a simple cupcake from the past!


 Imagine having this brand new spangled oven back then!

With all the latest "bells & whistles"?
Stay Cozy,
Carrie

33 comments:

Julie Harward said...

Love it..and I would love to have that stove too. How fun are these vintage cookbooks..thanks for sharing it. :D

debi said...

Hah, love the kitchen fog...used to get it all the time :-) I actually had a stove like that and sold it to my cousin when I remodeled. Some things like old fashion cupcakes should not be improved upon. I miss my stove :-)

Hugs!

Deb said...

a blast from the past...times have sure changed...great post

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Well, I've been in Kitchen Fog for years! LOL!

Love the old book - what a keepsake!

Lyndsey said...

Yes, I would like to have that oven now, just with a little larger condiment shelf! I have been trying to look for old cookbooks ...other than my grandmother's. Thanks for sharing yours!

Keri On said...

Such a fun post! I love, Love, LOVE the oven!

Amber Blue Bird said...

what in the world is kitchen fog?!? I hope I dont catch it :)

Florence and Mary said...

Love it!

Victoria xx

Happy@Home said...

A timely post as I am suffering from the kitchen fog today. Tee Hee. I love those vintage cookbooks and the stove is charming.

Leslie said...

Love it!!! I would love that stove! I think that I will go bake a cake!

Trisha said...

Super sweet post! :)

Debbie said...

We've come a long way baby! LOL. But I love these old cookbooks and photos. But cupcakes are still so good and pretty.

Blessings and love,
Debbie

Naturally Carol said...

I love this post..so interesting. Now I shall be very aware of cases of 'kitchen fog'! The cupcake recipe looks good. Have a great weekend Carrie.

Enchanted Moments said...

Oh wow, what I could do with a 'Grillerator' or a swinging condiment shelf.....nice, I bet that housewife was the envy of the street.....!

Wendy McDonagh-Valentine said...

Hi Carrie. I just found your blog and wanted to say hello. The cupcake recipe sounds simple and yummy. Two things that are right up my alley!! I look forward to catching up on some of your past posts. Come by and visit if you get the chance. Have a great rest of your weekend. :)

~ Wendy
http://Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

RC Reese said...

Hi, I love old recipes too! Gives me an idea to share some of grandma's.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh I love this....that book is just priceless....and believe it or not I have looked up these old ovens the ones they are re-doing...this was so much fun, thanks for posting.

GardenofDaisies said...

I have kitchen fog on a regular basis. I need to visit your blogs for ideas! The old stove reminded me a little bit of the one we had on our first house. Seriously, it was old.

3 Kid Crop Shop said...

Love it!!

Diane Mars said...

I Love Cupcakes... the best bit of sweetness. oxox

Teresa @ Toodlefetties said...

I love cupcakes they are my favorite treat. Thanks for sharing. :-)

self hypnosis guidelines said...

How I wish I can have that stove! It's very lovely so as your cupcake!

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Don't you love old cookbooks!I love how the ladies had such pride in their homemaking .
Huh--- a cupcake not out of a box?! ha!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

koralee said...

Oh I have a few of my grandmas old cookbooks...love them...hugs to you my sweet friend. xoxo

Heidi said...

I just love these old adds and recipes! Thanks for writing out the cupcake one, I think I'll try it...although I think 30 minutes would be way to long to bake a cupcake! Maybe that fancy stove didn't heat correctly back then!
Have a great day!
~Heidi

southernblonde said...

I'm not still enough in the kitchen to get "Kitchen Fog"! She looks like she needs a cell phone dinging, internet to check up on, a blog to update, Facebook to check, kids needing a ride to practice or friends house and gsp that she has to set up for tomorrow trip!

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

Is that what it's called. I've been afflicted with Kitchen Fog often. My Mom had a O'Keefe and Merrit. It had a griddle in the center we loved, and storage next to the oven.

Michelle said...

mm cupcakes :) is there anything yummier?

Ric Rac and Polka Dots said...

Carrie,
Thank you so much for the nice comment. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I have to tell you I just picked up a cake/cookie/cupcake decorating cook book. It just had pictures, not instructions, but it was so pretty. Eye candy really! I have so many cookbooks, most of them baking. Lots of vintage cookbooks. Some day I'll have to share them with everyone. Have a great weekend.
Julie

Creative Breathing said...

Happy Father's Day weekend to your family! I saw your smiling face at a friend's blog and immediately had to stop by to see what is new in your part of the country. What a funny post this is! PS The pig on the shaker sure looks like me! Always fun to visit here! Elizabeth

Judi said...

What a fun book...fun to read these days. That is one fancy stove for sure. Wouldn't that be a novel appliance to have in one's kitchen these days.

Yummy cupcake. You are right cupcakes are quite the craze these days and I sure would love to have one and maybe you've reminded me to bake some too.
Judi

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Yummy!

nancygrayce said...

I have kitchen fog every day! Those cupcakes sound delicious!

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