World War 1 Cake Recipe

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World War 1 Cake

Linda Woodham

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@fancygran

This is my grandmother Della's recipe.She said her mother made this cake (bread) when she was a child, and that my grandfather called it her world war 1 cake because she baked it the first time for him when he came home on leave.


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Serves:

makes 4 loaves

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

1 Hr 30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

4 c
white sugar
4 c
raisins
1 c
shortening
1 1/2 tsp
cinnamon
1 tsp
cloves
1 1/2 tsp
nutmeg
1/2 tsp
ginger
1 1/2 tsp
allspice, ground
1 tsp
salt
6 c
flour
2 tsp
baking soda
1 c
cherries cut in half
1 c
nuts chopped ( pecans or walnuts )

Directions Step-By-Step

1
in the evening,mix first 9 ingredients in large pot
2
bring 4 cups water to boiling point. pour hot water over mixture and boil for 5 min.
3
let stand overnight to cool
4
next morning preheat oven to 325 degrees
5
sift together TWICE the flour and baking soda,stir into cold mixture, add nuts and cherries
6
pour into 4 loaf pans and bake 1 1/2 hours. cool completely,then wrap in tinfoil
7
NOTE: I use green and red cherries. walnuts or pecans

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom