War Cake

War Cake Recipe

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Lucille Hoerle


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.

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15 Min
1 Hr


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2 c
brown sugar, lightly packed
2 c
hot water
2 tsp
3/4 c
1 tsp
1 tsp
1 tsp
ground cloves
3 c
1 tsp
baking soda
2 tsp
hot water

How to Make War Cake


  • 1In 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.
  • 2When 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.
  • 3Pour into a greased tube pan and bake in preheated 350-375 degree oven for one hour.

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About War Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Other Snacks
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #cinnamon, #cloves, #raisens

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