New York Gingerbread

1 cup butter (scant)

5 eggs 11/2 cups flour

11/2 cups powdered sugar

2 tablespoons yellow ginger

1 teaspoon baking powder

Cream the butter, and add flour gradually, mixed and sifted with ginger. Beat the yolks of the eggs until thick and lemon-colored, and add sugar gradually. Combine mixtures, add whites of eggs, beaten until stiff, and sift over baking powder. Beat thoroughly, turn into a buttered deep cake pan, and bake one hour in a moderate oven.

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