Candies from the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's.
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Here you will find recipes that contain the word "Angel" in the title, plus
Biblical sweets and, o, yes, recipes containing the word "Devil" are here also.

I collect vintage recipes from the 1940's, 1950's, and 1960's.  Yes, there
are older recipes and a few from the 70's.

My favorite are the 1950 cake recipes, below you will find a few.

Sweets were mention in the Bible.  Here are a few places where you can find
a passage containing references to sweets!

Perhaps the Big Guy has a sweet tooth too!
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Judges 9:11, "But the fig tree replied,
'Should I give up my fruit, so good and
sweet, to hold sway over the trees?'
Judges 14:18
Before sunset on the seventh day the
men of the town said to him, "
What is
sweeter than honey? What is stronger
than a lion?" Samson said to them, "If
you had not plowed with my heifer, you
would not have solved my riddle."
Nehemiah 8:10
Nehemiah said, "Go and
enjoy choice food and sweet
drinks, and send some to
those who have nothing
prepared. This day is sacred
to our Lord. Do not grieve,
for the joy of the LORD is
your strength."
Job 20:12
"Though evil is sweet in
his mouth and he hides
it under his tongue,
Psalm 19:10
They are more precious than
gold, than much pure gold;
they are sweeter than honey,
than honey from the comb.
Psalm 119:103
How sweet are your words to my taste,
sweeter than honey to my mouth!
Isaiah 43:24
Thou hast bought me no sweet
cane with money, neither hast
thou filled me with the fat of thy
sacrifices: but thou hast made
me to serve with thy sins, thou
hast wearied me with thine
Jeremiah 6:20
To what purpose cometh
there to me incense from
Sheba, and the sweet
cane from a far country?
your burnt offerings are
not acceptable, nor your
sacrifices sweet unto me.
Genesis 18:6
And Abraham hastened
into the tent unto
Sarah, and said, Make
ready quickly three
measures of fine meal,
knead it, and make
cakes upon the hearth.
Exodus 30:23
Take thou also unto thee
principal spices, of pure
myrrh five hundred
shekels, and of sweet
cinnamon half so much,
even two hundred and
fifty shekels, and of sweet
calamus two hundred and
fifty shekels,
Proverbs 7:17
I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and

Song of Solomon 4:14
Spikenard and saffron; calamus and cinnamon, with
all trees of frankincense; myrrh and aloes, with all the
chief spices:

Genesis 43:11
And their father Israel said unto them, If it must be
so now, do this; take of the best fruits in the land in
your vessels, and carry down the man a present, a
little balm, and a little honey, spices, and myrrh,
nuts, and almonds.

No name for this recipe in my grandmother's recipe
box.  She just wrote it was an extra good and easy
dessert which served 16 and was given to her by
Mrs. Charles Howe (Stella)
In top of double boiler - 6 egg yolks, 1/2 cup of
lemon juice and 3/4 cups of sugar - until thickens.  
Add 1 envelope of Knox gelatin that has been
swished in 1/4 cup of water.  Let cool.
Break up an Angel Food Cake in a 13 x 9 inch pan.  
Beat 6 egg whites with 3/4 cups of sugar and add to
cool custard.  Spread custard over Angel Food bits
and let sit over night.
Exodus 30:34
And the LORD said unto
Moses, Take unto thee sweet
spices, stacte, and onycha,
and galbanum; these sweet
spices with pure frankincense:
of each shall there be a like
Angel wih a Christmas Tree
Christmas Angel praying for candy?
Angle with a horn full of candy?
Angel and Lamb
Angel Cakes
Angle Food Cake
Littlest Angel - Too young to eat candy.
Angels and the Baby Jesus
Angel thinking about candy.
Christmas Angels wishing for a little candy.
Did you know?
One of the most important spices
used in holy anointing in the bible
was cinnamon!

Did you know?
Sweet cane, otherwise called
Calamus was also used as a
principal spice in anointing with holy
Did you know?
The word "sweet" is
mentioned 113 times in the
King James Version of the  
Did you know?
The word "honey" is
mentioned 61 times in the
King James Version of the

I could only find 4
references to the word
"cinnamon" in the King
James Version of the Bible.
Did you know...........

In the 1601 , a man visiting
Strasbourg, Germany, saw a
decorated tree at a local
Christmas market. This tree
must have been beautiful
and made a great impression
on him, for he carried the
memory home, setting the
words down on paper.  This
is the best record we have of
early Christmas Tree
decorations being
He said the tree was decorated with,
"wafers and golden sugar twist, and
paper flowers of all colors".  Sugar
Twists are made of Barley sugar.  I'll
bet he wanted to share this beauty
with his own children the next
Christmas!  What do you think?

The Christmas markets in those
times were full of wonderful gifts to
buy.  Bakers made gingerbreads
and wax ornaments.  There were
many fine crafters there, making all
kinds of goodies.  Fine foods,
clothes, flowers, and colorful
trinkets of all sorts.  It is said the
food items found at these fairs were
used as symbols.  The food
represented Plenty.  The red flowers
represented - Knowledge.  The
white one - Innocence!
Angel Cake Dessert
Angel Pie
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Angel Pie Recipe by Ronnie Rice

In a double boiler melt 24 marshmallows and 1
cup milk.

Cool: Add 1 tsp. vanilla, 1 cup cream,
whipped.  1/2 square chocolate, grated.

Pour into baked pie shell or graham cracker

Top with whipped cream.

Cold strong coffee may be substituted for milk
and chopped almonds for chocolate.
Quick Angel Rolls

This recipe belonged to Mrs. Wilma Hornick's
sister, circa 1950

1 cup sweet milk, scalded and cooled
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup shortening
3 cups flour
1 rounding teaspoon salt
1 egg
2 cakes yeast
Dissolve yeast in 1/3 cup cold water to which
sugar has been added. Put shortening in milk
while it is still hot.  Allow both to cool.  When
cool, add to dissolved yeast and egg.  Blend in
2 cups of flour and beat well.  Then add other
cup and slat.  Blend well and allow to stand 20
minutes.  Knead lightly and briskly, three to
five minutes, on floured board using as little
flour as possible.  Cover with cloth and let
stand 10 to 15 minutes.  Roll to 1/2 inch
thickness, cut with biscuit cutter.  Place in well
greased pan.  Grease top with melted butter
and allow to stand till double.  Bake in oven at
450 degrees for 15 minutes.
Angel Cake Dessert
Unknown writer - found on index card in recipe box.

1/2 pint whipping cream - whipped
1 large package of strawberry Jell-O
3 cups boiling water
2 packages frozen strawberries
Dissolved in hot Jell-O

Let stand till starting to thicken then add whipped cream.
Break 1 small angel cake into bite sizes.  Layer cake first - then Jell-O -
end with Jell-O on top.

(I make 2 layers each using a 9 x 13 pan or an angel food pan.) - she
wrote in the sidebar.

Put in refrigerator.  You can make the day before.
If fresh strawberries are used about 3 boxes, crushed and sugared to
taste and about 2 1/2 cups water, instead of 3, in the Jell-O.
Angel Recipes because my mother believed.
Recipe of Mrs. Stewart Cranston
1954 California recipe box
The lady wrote in the margin, "this is a very good
recipe - took 2nd place at a County Fair"

Devil's Food Cake
1 3/4 cups sifted cake flour
1 teaspoon double acting baking powder
1/2 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup milk
2 large, unbeaten eggs
2 squares chocolate - melted
1 teaspoon red food coloring
Sift together cake flour, baking powder, soda, salt
and sugar.  Add shortening and 2/3 of the one
cup milk.  Beat two minutes at medium speed.  
Add remaining 1/3 cup milk, eggs, melted
chocolate, red food coloring.  Beat two minutes
longer.  Bake in three greased and floured 8" cake
pans at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes.  Cool
on racks, then ice.  Makes 3 layers.
Recipe of Mrs. Stewart Cranston  1954
Melissa's Angel Cake

1 3/4 cups egg whites, 13 to 15 eggs
1 cup sifted cake flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
sifted three times
1 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
dash of salt
1 teaspoon almond extract
Beat egg whites until foamy.  Add cream of tartar.  
Beat until stiff but not dry.   Add sugar two
tablespoons at a time and fold in gently a very small
amount of the flour, which has been sifted three
times, and the salt.  Add the almond extract.  Pour
into ungreased 10 inch tube pan.  Bake at 350
degrees 35 to 40 minutes or until done.  Makes a 10"
Ah boy, another Devil's Food Cake from the 1920's
2 cups flour
2 level teaspoons baking powder
2 level teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 of a nutmeg
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cups sweet milk
3/4 cup butter (scant)
2 whole eggs
1 cup warm mashed potatoes
2 squares Baker's chocolate (grated)
1 cup nut meats
Cream butter and sugar, add yolks (well beaten), then add mashed
potatoes, chocolate and nut meats, stir well; then add alternately milk
and dry ingredients, which have been sifted together.  Fold in beaten
whites of eggs.  This cake will keep indefinitely.

This is a real devil of a Devil's Food Cake - 1920's
First Part
1 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
3 egg yolks
1/2 level teaspoon soda
Cream sugar, butter and soda together, then add the eggs.

Second Part
1 cup dark brown sugar
1 cup sweet milk
2/3 cups grated chocolate
Put sugar, chocolate and half of the milk together.  Set on the fire and
let come to a boil.  Take from fire and add the other half cup of milk'
then add all of the second part to the first part.

Third Part
2 cups flour
1/4 level teaspoon salt
1 level teaspoon baking powder
Sift four, baking powder and salt together three times.  Add this to the
first and second part and mix well.  Bake in medium oven.
Angel Food Waldorf
6 Tablespoons sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
6 Tablespoons cocoa
3 cups whipped cream
Whip until stiff - Fold in 1/3 cup almonds
Chill 3 hours or more.

Devil's Food Cake by Olive May circa 1940's,
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup shortening
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
pinch salt
1/2 cup sour milk

Sift: 1 teaspoon soda
1 1/2 cups flour
4 Tablespoons cocoa (large)

Add 3/4 cup boiling water last and beat well

This is all she wrote on the card.  So my guess is
bake at 350 until done.  Sounds about right.  If I
am wrong, please don't hesitate to correct.
Read, "The Story of the Missing Cookie Jar" by
PenVampyre.  A delightful little Christmas
story with mouthwatering warm tasty recipes
for the most wonderful time of the year!  

Read "
Santa and the Magic Key", plus recipes
for your holidays.  A story by PenVampyre

Easter eggs, bunnies and other stories.
Read "
Easter and Where NOT to Hide Eggs"  
Memories of Easters past and a few vintage

Logan's Halloween Story -The original story
won first place in sixth-eighth grade division of
Southeastern Middle School, 2005 by Logan
Lyon.   Alas, no recipes...

Food and Genealogy A story By Robin L.
Wallace.  Our lives, our families, our very
history's are defined by the foods we eat.

Family Reunion Recipes
"The Fourth of July and Other Disasters"
(With Apologies to Jean Shepherd)
By Robin L. Wallace

A short story by
Suellen Fry.  Memories of my
father and his version of Lil Abner's  

Memorial Day Recipes - "For me, Memorial Day
was the day when we went out where relatives
were buried in the tiny,
local cemeteries and
thoroughly cleaned up each gravesite, carrying
away branches that may have fallen in the

Grandma Irwin's
Story of Courage and Swit
Tater Biskits Recipe.

Homemade Remedies Recipes - Recipes our
grandparents used from a poultice, mustard
plasters, gargles and paste.

Thanksgiving Day recipes and story from the

College Foods and Other Mistakes.
Angel Food Dessert (La
1/2 Angel food cake - break up in
pieces and put in a 9 x 13 pan
Melt one package of chocolate
chips and 2 Tablespoons water -
over boiling water - then cool.
2 Eggs - separated - add yolks to
chocolate - mix and cool
Beat egg whites and whip one can
add 2 Tablespoons powdered
Fold together and cover cake
Can store for 2 or 3 days
Angel Food Cake
The making of angel food cake is tricky, often called an art,
but with the electric mixer and recipe adapted to the mixer,
the elements of chance or intuition are eliminated.
Preliminary: Select an 8 or 10 inch tubed cake pan
(ungreased). Have ingredients at room temperature.  
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Measure into large bowl:
1¼ cup egg whites (about 10 whites)
¼ cup water (room temperature)
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon almond
¼ teaspoon vanilla
Beat at speed 3 for 5 minutes.
Measure: 1/2 cup sugar
Continue beating at speed 3. Sprinkle sugar slowly over
beaten egg whites.  Beat for 5 minutes (total beating time,
10 minutes).
Stop miner.
While beating above, sift together twice:
1 cup sifted cake flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
¾ cup sugar
Turn to aped 1. Sprinkle flour mixture evenly but quickly
over beaten whites so that flour mixture will be folded in, in
one minute.
Baking: Bake at 375 degrees F. for 30 to 35 minutes.
Frosting: Fluffy 5 minute frosting or angel icing.
My cousin, Heidi - she's all grown up now!
Angel Cake
Whites of 9 large eggs
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour
Beat the egg whites until they begin to froth; add the
salt and cream of tartar sifted together and continue
beating until the eggs are stiff and dry.  Next put in
the sugar and flavoring, beating these in also.  Then
fold in very gently the flour which has been sifted four
times.  Bake in an Angel Cake pan three-quarters to
one hour in a moderate oven – 325 degrees F.
Devil's Food
3 squares (ounce) cooking chocolate
2/3 cup milk
1/3 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1/3 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
Grate, or cut the chocolate small, and cook it
with the mild over a slow fire until thickened.  Set
aside to cool.  Cream together the shortening
and sugar; add the well-beaten eggs and vanilla,
then the sifted dry ingredients alternately with
the chocolate mixture.  Beat thoroughly and
bake in a shallow greased pan about thirty
minutes in a moderate oven—350 -375 degrees
F. Frost with marshmallow Frosting.