OMG !! Tucked away in the recipe book I found the following newspaper cutting.
These really are the Old Fashioned Recipes.
A Delightful Sponge – Beat 4 eggs with 3/4 of a cupful of sugar (breakfast cup) for ten minutes: add 1 cupful of sifted self-raising flour. Bake in a moderate oven for ten minutes.
Economical Fruit Cake – 3/4 lb of butter, 3/4 lb of sugar (good weight), 1 1/2 lbs currants, 3/4 lb flour, 1 tablespoon golden syrup, 2 oz chopped almonds, 2 oz lemon peel, 2 oz glaced cherries, 1 teaspoon baking powder, grating of nutmeg, 5 fresh eggs. Cream the butter with sugar, beat eggs, add to butter with sugar, gradually add other ingredients, flour and baking powder last. Bake in a moderate over for 3 1/2 hours.