Depression Cake Recipe

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Depression Cake

Teresa H

By
@LeahsMom

This is a recipe my aunt shared with me. She told me the reason it was called depression cake is because it has no butter or eggs which were expensive during the depression.


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Prep:

5 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 1/2 c
sugar
2 c
raisins
1 c
shortning (i use crisco)
1 tsp
ginger
1 tsp
cloves
1 tsp
cinnamon
1/2 tsp
salt
2 c
hot water
3 c
flour
1 tsp
baking soda

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 9x13 pan with oil. I prefer a glass baking dish.
2
Combine all but flour and baking soda in a medium sauce pan. Bring ingredients to simmer and let cook for 5 minutes.
3
Let stand for 3 minutes then add the flour and baking soda stirring only until all is combined.
4
Pour in to a 9x13 prepared pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
5
This cake is very good by itself as a spice cake but I prefer cream cheese frosting on top of it.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom
Hashtags: #raisins, #depression