Brownie Cake


Brownie Cake

These are recipes that were created and used by grandparents all over the country during these hard times. Some of the ingredients may need to be replaced but we will help you with that along the way.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours


  • 1/2 lb Flour
  • 3 oz margarine
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon jamalternatives - syrup / treacle or marmalade
  • 3 ozs sugar
  • 1 cupful milkor cold tea


  1. preheat the oven on gas mark 4 or 350F

  2. rub the fat into the flour.

  3. Add the jam and sugar

  4. Mix in the mil

  5. bake in the oven for 1.5 hours

Recipe Notes

If you want to add further flavor you can add in dried fruit and or spice. The original recipes were published within The Kitchen Front (122 Wartime recipes broadcast by Frederick Grisewood, Mable Constandurous and others, specially selected by the Ministry of Food. My copy was originally published in 1942 and cost 6D.

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