nutmeg, and cloves
shortening, (can use 1 cup vegetable oil)
mashed bananas or applesauce, can also use grated zucchini
How to Make Poor Man Cake
1Boil raisins in 1 cup water until tender.
Measure liquid and add enough water to make 1 cup.
set this aside.
22 cups flour
1/2 teaspoons. cinnamon
1/4 teaspoons. nutmeg
1/4 teaspoons cloves
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoons salt.
sift together and set aside.
3Mix together until fluffy
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup shortening
4Add in the egg
1 cup of mashed bananas, or the applesauce
add the raisins to the above and mix well.
5Add the dry ingredients and mix well.
6Pour in a greased and floured 9X12 baking pan
and bake at 325 or 350 degrees until when tested with a pick, it come out clean, about 30 minutes.
7Let cool and either ice with your favorite icing or dust with powdered sugar (this is the way I remember this cake being served, with the powdered sugar)
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