Raisin Cake

Raisin Cake Recipe

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Diane Babcock

By
@craftylady1957

We jokingly called this "20 lb. cake" when we were younger, because it is rather "heavy". However, the taste is excellent.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
Depends on how big you cut the pieces
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1 lb.
sticky raisins
2 c
hot water
2 c
sugar
1/2 c
shortening
3 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
cinnamon
1 tsp
cloves
1 tsp
salt
4 c
flour

How to Make Raisin Cake

Step-by-Step

  • 1Boil raisins (we have used Muscat Raisins, but they are no longer available. So, any large sticky raisins should be okay) in 1½ cups of the water for 7 minutes, set aside to cool to lukewarm.
  • 2Cream sugar and shortening together in a large bowl.
  • 3Add remaining dry ingredients, mix well.
  • 4Add raisins and water, put remaining ½ cup water in pan to rinse and also put into batter. Mix well.
  • 5Pour into a greased and floured pan (usually about a 9X13). Bake at 375º for about 45 minutes or until a straw or toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.
  • 6Cool. Frost if desired. My sister and I like it with butter cream frosting.

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About Raisin Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: English
Hashtag: #raisin