Tilden Cake

1 cup butter, 2 cups sugar, 4 eggs, 3 cups fl our, ½ cup cornstarch, 2 teaspoons
baking powder, ½ teaspoon salt, 1 cup milk and 2 teaspoons lemon extract.
Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well. Sift dry
ingredients together and add alternately with milk. Add lemon extract. Bake in two
9-inch layer cake pans at 350ºF for 30-40 minutes.
(A glimpse into history reveals that Samuel J. Tilden, Democratic candidate for
President in 1876, lost to Republican Rutherford B. Hayes by one electoral vote. Mr.
Tilden was prominent enough to have a cake named for him.)

(old time recipes)

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