Grandma's Old Fashioned Raisins Cake

Pat Duran

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@kitchenChatter

No cake mix her for Gram's, she starts from scratch.She always brought this cake to picnics and BBQ,s- This cake keeps well for weeks she says- but we have no way of telling for sure- it always disappears the same day! lol!


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Serves:
1 tube or 2 deep loaf pans
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

ORIGINAL CAKE RECIPE:

1 lb
salt pork
1 pt
boiling water
4 c
granulated sugar
1/2 c
molasses
1 large
egg
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
each-nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves
6 c
all purpose flour, sifted
1 c
raisins

Step-By-Step

1Grind salt pork(all fat) Pour boiling water over and let stand till lukewarm. Stir in sugar, molasses, egg, soda and spices. Add flour and raisins. Mix well. Pour in well greased tube or deep loaf pans. Bake in 300^ oven for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or till tested done.
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Easy Method:
Reduce water to 1 cup
For the salt pork -substitute 1 cup shortening
1 teas. salt
9 oz. condensed mincemeat and prepare with remaining ingredients above
Follow according to directions above for baking.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: German
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom