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Watermelon Cake

Author/Submitted by: Blue Ribbon Cook Book, 1905 Winnipeg Manitoba. Shared by Elizabeth Rodier.
Servings: 6
Categories: Cakes / Desserts

1/2  cup  Butter
1  cup  Sugar
1/2  cup  Sweet milk
3    Egg whites
2  cups  Flour, sifted
3 1/2  teaspoons  Baking powder
    Lemon juice to taste
4  drops  Red food coloring
1/2  cup  Raisins
    Green food coloring

Mix together all ingredients except food coloring and raisins. Take a little more than 1/2 of the mixture and to it add 1 teaspoon liquid cochineal (modern: few drops of red food color) and 1/2 cup raisins. Put the red part in the centre and bake. Cover with a frosting colored green with spinach (suggest: green food color).

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