Old Fashioned Raisin Spice Cake

Elaine Douglas

By
@BreadandSoupLady

From a Robin Hood pamphlet.


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Serves:

9 inch cake

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

35 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

CAKE:

2
egg whites
1 1/3 c
all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
salt
2 tsp
cinnamon
1 tsp
allspice, ground
1/2 tsp
cloves, ground
1/2 c
butter, softened
1 c
granulated sugar
2
egg yolks
2/3 c
milk
1 tsp
vanilla
3/4 c
raisins

ICING

1/4 c
butter, softened
2 c
sifted icing sugar
1 Tbsp
lemon juice
1-2 Tbsp
cream or milk
chopped walnuts

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Beat egg whites to stiff but moist peaks. Combine flour, baking powder, salt and spices in a large mixing bowl. Stir well to blend. Add butter, sugar, egg yolks, milk and vanilla. Beat with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth, about 1 1/2 minutes. Stir in raisins. Fold in stiff egg whites.
2
Spread batter evenly in greased 9 " square cake pan.
3
Bake at 375 degrees F. for 30 - 35 minutes. Cool completely.
4
Icing: Cream butter, half of icing sugar and lemon juice together until light. Gradually add icing sugar and enough cream to make a smooth spreading consistency. Spread over cooled cake. Sprinkle with chopped walnuts, to decorate, if desired.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom