First Lady Dolly Madison’s Cinnamon Woodbury Cake Recipe

What were the best times during a president’s time in the White House? The meals included breakfast, lunch, and dinner, of course.

So, what were the recipes given to the white house by first ladies starting from day one from America’s Four Fathers. Who brought some fantastic recipes found the NCBLA National Children’s Book Literacy Alliance website? They take the recipes stored from the Library of Congress website and pages from the Library of Congress “President’s Cookbook” onto their site’s digital library.

James Madison Facts & Dolly Madison’s Recipe 

He was the last of the Founding Four Fathers to become president from 1817-1825. He is most known for the ‘Monroe Doctrine.’ His efforts in the war of 1812 were soldiers fought against Great Britain during his presidency. Here is Ms. Dolly Madison’s recipe for Cinnamon cakes.

Ingredients

Cinnamon (Woodbury Cake)

Butter

Sugar

Flour

Baking powder

Cinnamon

Milk

Instructions:

Cream 2 tablespoons butter with 1 cup sugar. Add 2 cupssifted flour mixed with 1 teaspoon baking powder and 2 tablespoons cinnamon.Add milk and beat together thoroughly. Bake in a large pan at 350 degrees F. 20to 30 minutes, or until done.

—Presidents’ Cookbook (p. 91)

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