is on May 27th this year and marks the descent of the Holy Spirit on the
apostles. For that reason, it is often called "the birthday of the
Church." In honor of this 'birthday' we are suggesting a delicious
moist cake, inexpensive and easy to make. It is served with a strawberry
1. Scald and allow milk to cool.
2. Sift sugar,
flour and baking powder together three times. Add scalded milk
gradually, beating constantly.
3. Add to egg
whites cream of tartar, salt, and vanilla, and beat 1 -1/2 to 2 minutes,
or until the egg whites refuse to slip when the bowl is tipped.
4. Fold into floured mixture. Bake in an ungreased seven-inch tube
pan in a moderate oven (350° F) for 45 min or until the cake is golden
brown and firm to the touch. Invert the cake on a rack until cool.
5. Meanwhile, hull and clean 15 large strawberries. Crush 8 with a
fork, and sweeten to suit.
6. Make a frosting
of 1-1/2 cups of confectionery sugar, 2 tablespoons of soft butter or
margarine, and 1-1/2 tablespoons of crushed strawberries in juice.
7. Put the butter
and sugar into a bowl, add crushed berries and juice, beating well with
a fork. Add only enough to make a mixture of consistency to spread
8. Frost the cake
and top with seven whole strawberries as a reminder of the gifts of the
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