The Century Cook Book circa 1894
Stir together a pound of sugar and a pound of butter for fifteen minutes, then stir in two wineglassfuls of brandy and two of wine, then beat in the beaten yolks of twelve eggs; put in two wineglassfuls of sour cream, one teaspoonful of soda, four grated nutmegs, one tablespoonful of cinnamon, one of mace, one of clove, three pounds of raisins, stoned and chopped, three pounds of currents, washed and dried; and three pounds of citron or two citron, and one-half each of orange and lemon peel;
When these are well mixed in, stir in a pound of flour, and last of all the beaten whites of twelve eggs.
Bake in a moderate oven for about four hours.
This cake is very rich; is nice enough for any entertainment, and will keep for months. It should be made at least two or three weeks before using.