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South American Raisin Cake

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“These days we are used to to finding convenience foods in the supermarket - and they really help us save time. This recipe is based on a traditional South American favorite using today's shortcut ingredients.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 14 cups apple juice
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 (11 1/2 ounce) packagesrefrigerated cinnamon rolls (8 rolls per package)


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a medium saucepan, over medium-high heat, combine the apple juice, sugar, raisins, walnuts, and cornstarch. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and cook for 5 minutes or until the mixture thickens.
  2. Meanwhile, cut each cinnamon roll into 6 pieces. Place half of the pieces on the bottom of a 13x9-inch glass baking pan that has been coated with nonstick baking spray. Cover with the raisin-nut mixture, then top with the remaining dough pieces. Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until the dough is firm and golden. (For a sweeter touch, spread the icing from the cinnamon roll packages over the top just after removing the cake from the oven.) Cool, then cut into serving-size pieces.

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