Everything but the Dishwater Squaw Cake

“A suprisingly moist cake made without eggs or butter. This was a recipe from the Old West Chuckwagon cooks, eggs and butter were hard to find on the trail. This can be used as a breakfast bread as well. Throw in just about everything but the dishwater. Enjoy!”
READY IN:
1hr 25mins
SERVES:
8-10
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325.
  2. Place raisins or other dried fruit in saucepan and cover with water.
  3. Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Combine all dry ingredients (and molasses, if using.).
  5. Stir in melted shortening until batter forms a smooth paste.
  6. Add raisins/fruit and the remaining liquid to the batter.
  7. Pour into a greased 9 inch cake pan and bake about 1 1/2 hours at 325 degrees.
  8. Allow to cool and sit overnight.

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