Quarter lb. butter, ¼ lb. sugar, 2.eggs, 1 ½ teacupfuls flour, ½ cup treacle or syrup, 1 teaspoonful each of ground ginger, nutmeg, and allspice, ½ teaspoonful soda, ½ teaspoonful cream of tartar, and a little milk. Beat sugar and butter till light, add beaten eggs, then warmed syrup. Mix in the flour, to which the spices and cream of tartar have been added, lastly ¼ cup of milk, in which the soda has been dissolved. Bake in two sandwich tins, and when cool spread one with butter cream, place the other on top, and finish with a coat of water icing.