Shakespeare Cake (adapted from Scripture Cake, Oklahoma 1970s)

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]


Shakespeare Cake (adapted from Scripture Cake, Oklahoma 1970s)


  1. 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].
  2. Sift together dry ingredients and add to this mixture.
  3. 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.

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