Boiled Raisin Cake Recipe

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BOILED RAISIN CAKE

Irana Brookshire

By
@sweetangel

This is an Olde English recipe that has been in my family for generations. This recipe was made before refrigerators. There is no milk or eggs in it. This cake makes a great gift.


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Serves:

10-12

Prep:

35 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 c
shortening, butter flavor
2 c
sugar
2 c
water
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
salt
1 tsp
allspice, ground
1 tsp
nutmeg
1 tsp
cloves, ground
2 tsp
cinnamon, ground
1 c
raisins
3 c
unbleached white flour
1 c
chopped walnuts, plus 3 halves for each cake
1/8 c
brandy (opt.)

VANILL SAUCE:

1 c
milk
1/2 c
plus 2 tbsp sugar
2 large
egg yolks
2 Tbsp
sugar
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 Tbsp
butter

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Boil sugar, shortening, water, raisins and spices for 5 minutes; remove from heat and let cool completely.
2
Mix dry ingredients together; add to cooled mixture stirring by hand.
3
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Pour cake mixture into a large greased and floured loaf pan or 3 smaller aluminum loaf pans and place walnut halves across the top of cake(s). Bake for 1 hour, stick a toothpick in center of cake, if it comes out wet bake for an additional 10 minutes. Cool; pour brandy over the top of the cake and cover with aluminum foil. Let sit in a dark place for at least 3 months for the raisins to ferment.
4
For Vanilla Sauce: Bring milk and 1/2 cup sugar to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
5
Beat yolks and 2 Tbsp sugar together until light and lemon-colored.
6
Remove pan from heat and pour milk over eggs, stirring vigorously. Pour milk mixture into pan and heat, without boiling, until thickened.
7
Remove from heat; add vanill and butter and stir.
8
NOTE: This cake will keep for quite awhile. If it should become hard around the edges, just make the vanilla sauce and pour over it.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: English
Other Tag: Quick & Easy