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“--Adopted Recipe--”
READY IN:
1hr 10mins
SERVES:
6
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups raisins
  • 1 cup lard (original recipe calls for lard, don't know if shortening will work)
  • 14 teaspoon allspice
  • 14 teaspoon clove
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (or to taste)

Directions

  1. Boil together all ingredients.
  2. Add water just enough water to cover raisins.
  3. Boil until raisins are tender.
  4. Cool.
  5. Add 1 t baking soda and enough Unbleached flour to make a stiff batter.
  6. Pour batter into 9-inch round cake pan.
  7. Bake in moderate oven until cake springs back when touched lightly (about 1 hour at 350 degrees F).
  8. Serve warm or cold with cream, custard sauce or powdered sugar frosting.
  9. Walnuts may be added to batter just before baking.

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