Singing Cake

Make sure you time this so your guests are present during the baking. Once the cake is baked, the effect is over.


  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 2 squares bitter chocolate, melted
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cloves
  • 4 cups sifted flour
  • 1 cup strawberry jam
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup buttermilk


  1. Cream butter and sugar. Add egg yolks and stir. Add melted chocolate and stir. Add raisins. Add cinnamon, cloves and flour; stir. Stir in nuts and jam.
  2. Add baking powder to the buttermilk and quickly stir into the cake mixture. Fold in the stiffly-beaten egg whites.
  3. Quickly pour mix into a greased and floured angel food cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees F until the cake stops singing, about 45 minutes.