Poor Man's Cake

Poor Man's Cake Recipe

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Phil Galanti


This is a Spice quick bread adapted from an Eggless Milkless Butterless Cake. Great for Vegans.

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30 Min
1 Hr


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1 1/2 c
hot water
3/4 c
1 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 c
2 1/2 c
all purpose flour
2 tsp
baking powder
3/4 tsp
allspice, ground
1 1/2 tsp
cinnamon, ground
1/4 tsp
baking soda
1/2 c
walnut pieces (optional)

How to Make Poor Man's Cake


  • 1Grease and flour a loaf pan preheat oven to 350°

    Combine raisins and 1/1/2 cups hot water and let stand about 15 to 20 minutes.
  • 2Using an electric mixer cream brown sugar and shortening for about 5 minutes

    Stir together flour, baking powder, allspice, salt, cloves, cinnamon, and soda
  • 3Drain raisins and reserve the water.

    Add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture a little at a time and beat well, Alternating with raisin water after each addition. Then fold in raisins and walnuts.
    Pour into prepared loaf pan, shake slightly to even out the batter. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean
  • 4Bake for about40 to 45 minutes.
    If the top begins to burn place a piece of foil loosely over the top.

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About Poor Man's Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy

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