Mabel C. Hamlett, Holland, MO.
Cream sugar and butter. Add milk. Sift flour, measure, and sift with salt and baking powder. Add 1/2 flour. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites, remainder of flour, and flavoring. Add molasses, cinnamon, and figs, which have been dredged in 2 tablespoons of the flour, to 2/3 of the mixture. Pour into well-oiled and slightly floured tube pan alternating spoonfuls of the light and dark mixture. Bake in moderate oven (375 F) about 55 minutes.