This Funeral Cake Recipe is a very old-fashioned cake, typically made by the person’s family members who died. They would make this type of cake as one final tribute to their loved ones.
It’s simple and can be made in a small pot on an open fire or cooking stove. Enjoy the recipe below:
- Serves 10 – 12 people
- 8 cups of flour;
- 2 cups of sugar,
- 2 cups of roasted wheat,
- 1 Tbsp. baking soda,
- 1 tsp. Salt.
- 1 cup oil;
- 3/4 cup butter or margarine (1 stick),
- 2 whole eggs.
- 1-1/2 cup milk and
- 5 cups water as needed.
1. In a large bowl, mix your flour with sugar until it is thoroughly mixed. Then add salt, baking soda, and eggs.
4. Now, add the oil and butter to your mixture.
5. Mix in your 2 cups of roasted wheat and mix it thoroughly with the flour mixture until it is a smooth consistency without any lumps or air pockets (this will ensure that your cake rises).
6. In a separate, medium-sized pot, combine water, milk, and butter/margarine; heat over low heat until the butter/margarine is melted. DO NOT allow this to boil!
7. Now, pour the mixture into your prepared mixing bowl and mix well.
8. Pour your cake batter into a greased baking pan (we use a size of 19″x13″.)
9. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes or until the cake is done and starts to pull away from the sides of your pan.
10. Be careful when removing your cake from the oven because the cake is very moist and will burn you very quickly.
11. When the cake is made, let it cool for about 10 to 15 minutes and loosen it from the sides of your pan by running a butter knife around the edges of your pan.
12. When you are positive that your cake has cooled enough, flip it onto a plate or platter.
13. Slice it up and enjoy!
Benefits of Funeral Cake Recipe
The funeral cake is moist, which is greatly toasted with some butter. The flavor of a funeral cake has a strong nutty taste that can be very hard to achieve with other cakes.
It also provides health benefits since it contains wheat, and the oil used in this recipe contains lauric acid, which is used in many natural skin creams, including Vaseline.
The cake also has natural butter, rich in Vitamin D and fat-soluble vitamins. It also contains a lot of protein and vitamins that can promote good health.
Amazing 7 Freezing Ideas of Funeral Cake Recipe
1. Funeral cakes can be frozen and stored in air-tight containers.
2. You can also freeze your finished funeral cake and store it in the freezer. When you want to eat it, cut the cake into slices with a cookie cutter or another flat-bottomed utensil that works well with frozen food.
3. You can store your cake in an air-tight container (with the top on) in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or in the freezer for about 1 month.
4. To freeze a large cake, make sure that the coldest part of your freezer is below 40 degrees, and to prevent frosting from sticking to the sides of the cake, line your container (with the top one) with parchment paper.
5. By placing a sheet of parchment paper on top and fitting it into your freezer’s cavity, your cake will be well-protected from ice crystals.
6. You can also wrap your cake (with the top on it) with foil or plastic wrap and then place it in your freezer with a lid on top.
7. Your funeral cake can be stored at room temperature for up to two weeks or in the freezer for 6 months.
However, if you choose to store your cake in the freezer, always check that your cake is frozen before serving it because if it isn’t completely frozen, it will fall apart when you try and cut into it.
Is It Good Without Cheese?
Yes, funeral cakes are delicious without cheese; however, if you must taste the patty with cheese, that’s ok.
You can use melted or grated cheese or add it at the very end of your cooking process to not over-cook your cake.
Is Funeral Cake Like 5-Layer-Cake?
Yes, there are many similarities between funeral cake and 5 layer cake. The difference is that they use different ingredients.
Funeral cakes tend to use more wheat and are missing butter flavored Crisco, often used in a five-layer cake.
How Do I Store It?
You can store your funeral cake in the refrigerator or freezer for up to one month. You can also keep it in the freezer for up to one month.
To remove the cake from your freezer, let it thaw completely, and then gently remove the cake by running a butter knife around the edges of your pan.
How do I Cook a Funeral Cake?
You can use any good-quality aluminum pot or saucepan for cooking your funeral cake. Use medium heat, and you can add butter/margarine, milk, and water into your pool.
Add the cake mixture into a greased baking pan. Line your pan with parchment paper so that frosting will not stick to the sides of the pan while cooking.
Is It Healthy?
The funeral cake is high in fat, carbohydrates, and Cholesterol. It contains no cholesterol, but it has very little fiber and protein.
Is It Gluten-Free?
Yes, funeral cakes are gluten-free as long as you use all-purpose flour instead of cake flour.
Is It Safe for Diabetics?
No, the funeral cake is not safe for people with diabetes because it contains a lot of sugar and fat.
Can You Make It Without Wheat?
Yes, you can make this recipe without wheat. You have to replace the grain with rice flour or other grains to make a low-carbohydrate funeral cake.
The Bottom Line
This cake is amazing, although it can be expensive to make. It pays off buying the good ingredients and using the right amount. The funeral cake is a great choice if you’re looking for a fun and tasty dessert.
Author’s Note When writing this post, I’m not sure if I should include the original recipe that I used. There are millions of recipes on the Internet with different amounts of ingredients.