Grandma's Poor Man's Cake Recipe

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Grandma's Poor Man's Cake

Judy O'Brien

By
@Obie

This cake is something my Grandma made during the depression. I always thought it sounded odd, but it is actually pretty good. My Dad said that as kids (he was one of 9) it was one thing that was always a treat.

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
8-10
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
35 Min

Ingredients

1 c
brown sugar
1 c
raisins
1 tsp
cinnamon
1/2 tsp
allspice
1/4 tsp
cloves, ground
1/3 c
shortening (crisco)
1 c
water
2 c
flour
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
salt

Step-By-Step

1In a large sauce pan boil 1 cup water, add first 6 ingredients, boil together until luke warm, stir. Remove from burner
2In large mixing bowl add all dry ingredients, mix together with fork. Sift into the sauce pan. Mix well.
3Grease or spray a 9x9 baking dish. Pour mixture in dish, and spread evenly.
4Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes. Watch it towards end so it doesn't get too dark.

Enjoy!
(You might be able to make this gluten free by using a gluten free flour, haven't tried it, but it might work.)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes