Raisin Cake Recipe

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Raisin Cake

Diane Babcock

By
@craftylady1957

We jokingly called this "20 lb. cake" when we were younger, because it is rather "heavy". However, the taste is excellent.


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Comments:

Serves:

Depends on how big you cut the pieces

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 lb.
sticky raisins
2 c
hot water
2 c
sugar
1/2 c
shortening
3 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
cinnamon
1 tsp
cloves
1 tsp
salt
4 c
flour

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Boil raisins (we have used Muscat Raisins, but they are no longer available. So, any large sticky raisins should be okay) in 1½ cups of the water for 7 minutes, set aside to cool to lukewarm.
2
Cream sugar and shortening together in a large bowl.
3
Add remaining dry ingredients, mix well.
4
Add raisins and water, put remaining ½ cup water in pan to rinse and also put into batter. Mix well.
5
Pour into a greased and floured pan (usually about a 9X13). Bake at 375º for about 45 minutes or until a straw or toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.
6
Cool. Frost if desired. My sister and I like it with butter cream frosting.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: English
Hashtag: #raisin