Raisin Cake from Paraguay

Raisin Cake From Paraguay Recipe

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Beth Renzetti


Found at World Hearth Circle of International Cooking; adapted from Hot & Spicy Latin Dishes.


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10 Min
40 Min


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  • 3/4 c
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 c
    seedless raisins
  • 1/2 c
    pecans, chopped
  • 1 stick
    unsalted butter
  • 1/2 c
    dark brown sugar
  • 1
  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    cream of tartar
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract

How to Make Raisin Cake from Paraguay


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine half cup of sugar with water and cornstarch in a saucepan. Mix well, cook over low heat until mixture thickens about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Add raisins and pecans and set aside.
  3. Beat the butter until soft. Add remaining sugar and brown sugar. Beat until smooth. Add eggs and beat well.
  4. Sift together flour, cream of tartar and baking soda. Add to butter mixture, along with milk and vanilla. Beat well until smooth and batter forms.
  5. Spoon half of the batter into a greased 8 inch square pan. Spread raisin/pecan mixture over batter. Cover with remaining half of batter.
  6. Bake for 40 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean.

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About Raisin Cake from Paraguay

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Latin American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Low Fat, Low Sodium
Hashtag: #South American

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