Yorkshire Recipes


Albert Cake

You don’t get a cake more Yorkshire in name than one labelled, ‘Albert’, although the recipes to be found today most likely derive from Queen Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert.

There are many variations on Albert Cakes, including fruited and spiced varieties, but The Oxenhope Church School Rebuilding Fund Recipe Book, 1926, suggests a plain cake recipe using potato flour.




  • ½ lb (80z/225g) white sugar
  • ½ lb (8oz/225g) potato flour
  • ¼lb (40z/113g) butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon plain flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • Splash of milk


  1. Beat butter to a cream
  2. Mix in the sugar
  3. Add eggs, flour, & baking powder and mix together.
  4. Bake in a moderate to hot oven until brown (around 30 minutes).
  5. Turn off the heat and let it rest in the cooling oven for another 30 minutes.

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