The Scripture Cake, a simple spice cake with raisins and figs, was a fixture of mid-70s church cookbooks. For those outside of the Judeo-Christian tradition or without religious inclination, I present the Shakespeare Cake. Rather than use the Bible, you may consult the Complete Works of William Shakespeare.
Tis an ill cook that cannot lick his own fingers
Romeo and Juliet [IV, 2, line 2501]
- 2 cups Henry IV, Part I [II, iv line 1043]
- 1 cup Henry IV, Part I [I, ii, line 1500]
- 3 As You Like It [II, v, line 831]
- 2 tbsp Hamlet [III, i, line 1847]
- 1/2 cup Midsummer Night's Dream [V, i, line 2183]
- pinch Antony and Cleopatra [II, v, line 1069]]
- 4 1/2 cups Coriolanus [I, i, line 144]
- 4 tsp Troilus and Cressida [I, i, line 52]
- 1 cup Winter's Tale [IV, iii, line 1774]
- 1 cup Antony and Cleopatra [I, ii, line 111]
- 1 tsp Love's Labour Lost [V, ii, line 2589]
- 1/4 tsp Henry V [III, vii, line 1659]
- Merchant of Venice [I, i, line 35] (additional, as desired)
- Cream the Henry IV, Part I [II, iv line 1043] and the Henry IV, Part I [I, ii, line 1500]. Add the beaten As You Like It [II, v, line 831], Hamlet [III, i, line 1847], and Midsummer Night's Dream [V, i, line 2183].
- Sift together dry ingredients and add to this mixture.
- Fold in remaining ingredients, and add to a greased baking dish or Bundt pan. Bake 45 minutes at 350 F or until a toothpick inserted in the center is clean.