For whatever reason, everything but the recipe section is bouncing off my forehead.
This particular recipe was popular enough to warrant space on the front page of March 10, 1904’s edition of The Chatham Record.
To make honey cake melt a cupful of butter and mix it with two cupfuls of strained honey, a tablespoonful of ginger, a grated nutmeg, a bit of lemon rind and a little flour. Dissolve a heaping teaspoonful of soda in a cupful of water and strain into the mixture. Then add flour till the mixture is stiff enough to pull out. Bake like gingerbread. This cake may be eaten warm or cold.