Grandma's Old Fashioned Raisins Cake

Pat Duran


No cake mix here,,, for Gram's, she starts from scratch.She always brought this cake to picnics and BBQ,s- This cake keeps well for weeks she says- but we have no way of telling for sure- it always disappears the same day! lol!


★★★★★ 1 vote

1 tube or 2 deep loaf pans
15 Min
1 Hr 30 Min



  • 1 lb
    salt pork
  • 1 pt
    boiling water
  • 4 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 large
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    each-nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves
  • 6 c
    all purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 c

How to Make Grandma's Old Fashioned Raisins Cake


  1. Grind salt pork(all fat) Pour boiling water over and let stand till lukewarm. Stir in sugar, molasses, egg, soda and spices. Add flour and raisins. Mix well. Pour in well greased tube or deep loaf pans. Bake in 300^ oven for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or till tested done.
    Easy Method:
    Reduce water to 1 cup
    For the salt pork -substitute 1 cup shortening
    1 teas. salt
    9 oz. condensed mincemeat and prepare with remaining ingredients above
    Follow according to directions above for baking.

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About Grandma's Old Fashioned Raisins Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: German
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom

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