Grandma's Poor Man's Cake Recipe

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Grandma's Poor Man's Cake

Judy O'Brien

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@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.


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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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large sauce pan boil 1 cup water, add first 6 ingredients, boil together until luke warm, stir. Remove from burner
2
In large mixing bowl add all dry ingredients, mix together with fork. Sift into the sauce pan. Mix well.
3
Grease or spray a 9x9 baking dish. Pour mixture in dish, and spread evenly.
4
Bake 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