Hickory Nut Cake

Into a pound of powdered sugar work a cupful of butter, add a cupful of cold water, four eggs beaten light, a dash of mace, and three cupfuls of flour, well sifted with two teaspoonfuls of baking powder. Last of all, stir in two cupfuls of hickory nut meats cut up and well dredged with flour. Bake in a loaf tin.