Sunday, March 23, 2008

Boiled Raisin Cake

Granny used to make this in two bread pans. It is Dad’s favorite cake.

2 cups sugar
2 cups water
½ cup shortening
2 cups raisins
1 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon soda
3½ – 4 cups flour
1 cup chopped nuts
¼ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder

Boil the first eight ingredients together (to nutmeg) for 5 minutes. Let cool and then add soda dissolved in small amount of hot water. Add remaining ingredients. Stir well. Bake at 275° for 40 minutes to 1 hour. Use toothpick to test.

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