Poor Man's Cake

Fruit Cake
James A. Guilliam
    50 mins

This economical raisin spice cake is made with no milk or eggs.

What You'll Need

  • 1 1/2 cups raisins
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour

How to Make It

  1. In a heavy saucepan, bring raisins and 1 cup water to a boil. Reduce heat to low and continue cooking 10 minutes longer.
  2. Cream shortening and sugar. Stir in cooked raisins, 1/2 cup water, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, salt, and baking soda dissolved in hot water. Beat in flour. Pour batter into greased and floured 9 x 13 x 2-inch pan.
  3. Bake at 350 ° (175 degrees C) for 25 minutes.

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