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Czech Raisin Spice Cake With Caramel Frosting

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“Old Czech cake recipe. I need to get the water level right. When I made this it was too moist, probably because the raisins in the old days were drier. The icing sets up as it cools; it is very liquid when warm and gets firmer when cold.”
READY IN:
50mins
YIELD:
1 cake
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Boil raisins in water for10 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat; add shortening and lemon juice.
  3. Cool.
  4. Sift salt, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, flour, and baking soda.
  5. Add to raisin mixture; beat well.
  6. Add egg; beat again; add walnuts.
  7. Pour into a greased cake pan.
  8. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 35 minutes until done.
  9. FROSTING:
  10. For frosting, melt butter and brown sugar.
  11. Cook over low heat for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  12. Add milk and continue stirring until mixture mixture comes to a boil.
  13. Remove from heat and cool.
  14. Add powdered sugar until right spreading consistancy.

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