The recipe for my mother’s Feather Cake
l 5oz self-raising flour
l 5oz sugar
l One-and-a-half oz lard
l One-and-a-half oz butter
l 2 eggs
l 2 tablespoons milk
Cream butter, lard and sugar together, beat each egg in separately and stir in the flour and milk until it becomes a light mixture. Pour into a greased 8-inch cake tin. Cook in a fairly quick oven for about 40 minutes. Gas 4, 350f, 180c.
If you want to decorate it, especially for the children, mix 3 tsps sugar with half a teaspoon warm water and spread over the cake while still hot. Sprinkle with icing sugar or coconut.