Sour Milk Tea Cakes Recipe

They are rectangular shaped little cupcake type things, but are very, very moist and more airy than a regular cupcake. I tried searching in old cookbooks, and found a recipe and tried it, but it came out very dense.


  1. 1 cup cornmeal
  2. 4 tablespoons vegetable shortening
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 1½ cups sour milk
  5. 2 cups flour
  6. ¾ cup sugar
  7. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  8. 1 teaspoon salt
  9. 1 teaspoon lemon extract


  1. Beat up the eggs, add meal and milk and mix well, add flour, sugar, soda, and salt sifted together.
  2. Now add extract and vegetable shortening, melted, and beat two minutes.
  3. Divide into vegetable shorteninged and floured gem pans and bake in moderate oven fifteen minutes.
  4. Sufficient for sixteen cakes.