war cake

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Lucille Hoerle
from Summit, NY

I got this recipe out of a newspaper a very long time ago. It is a spicy type of cake that does not require any eggs. My assumption is during the war, eggs may have been rationed and a cook came up with this recipe to eliminate the use of eggs. I have not made this cake in a number of years but after viewing the recipe again, I think I will be making it again shortly.

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
serves 8
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr

Ingredients For war cake

  • 2 c
    brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 2 c
    hot water
  • 2 tsp
    shortening
  • 3/4 c
    raisens
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1 tsp
    cinnomon
  • 1 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 3 c
    flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 2 tsp
    hot water
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How To Make war cake

  • 1
    In medium pot, mix together brown sugar, 2 cups hot water and shortening. Add the raisins and salt, cinnamon and cloves. Boil for 5 minutes after mixture begins to bubble.
  • 2
    When this mixture is cold (and it must be cold), add three cups of flour and one tsp. of soda that has been dissolved in a couple of teaspoons of hot water. Mix well.
  • 3
    Pour into a greased tube pan and bake in preheated 350-375 degree oven for one hour.
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