Poor Man Cake Recipe

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Poor Man Cake

Carole Fanelli

By
@elorac114

Here is another old recipe from my mother's cook book.
this was given to her, in the early 70's, by her best friend.


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Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Ingredients

1 c
raisins
1 c
water, hot
2 c
flour
1/2 tsp
cinnamon
1/4 tsp
nutmeg, and cloves
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
salt
1 c
sugar
1/2 c
shortening, (can use 1 cup vegetable oil)
1
egg
1 c
mashed bananas or applesauce, can also use grated zucchini

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Boil raisins in 1 cup water until tender.
Measure liquid and add enough water to make 1 cup.
set this aside.
2
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoons. cinnamon
1/4 teaspoons. nutmeg
1/4 teaspoons cloves
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoons salt.
sift together and set aside.
3
Mix together until fluffy
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup shortening
4
Add in the egg
1 cup of mashed bananas, or the applesauce
add the raisins to the above and mix well.
5
Add the dry ingredients and mix well.
6
Pour in a greased and floured 9X12 baking pan
and bake at 325 or 350 degrees until when tested with a pick, it come out clean, about 30 minutes.
7
Let cool and either ice with your favorite icing or dust with powdered sugar (this is the way I remember this cake being served, with the powdered sugar)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes