Canadian War Cake

Canadian War Cake Recipe

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Nancy Carver


This is a family recipe passed from my dad's mother to my mom when my parents were married. Recently, it was passed to me. It is a Christmas time favorite.


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  • 4 c
    self rising flour
  • 2 c
    hot water
  • 1 box
  • 2 c
    dark brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 stick
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 c
    nuts, optional

  • 2 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 c
  • 2 stick
  • 1 tsp
  • 3/4 c

How to Make Canadian War Cake


  1. Mix together sugar, margarine, spices, and raisins in hot water. Let boil for 5 minutes. Cool. Add four and mix well. Bake in 3 greased layer pans lined with wax paper. Bake at 325 degrees for 40 minutes.
  2. For Icing:
    Cook until waxy. Beat until cold. Spread between layers and on top and sides of cooled cake.

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About Canadian War Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes

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