World War 1 Cake

World War 1 Cake Recipe

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Linda Woodham


This is my grandmother Della's recipe.She said her mother made this cake (bread) when she was a child, and that my grandfather called it her world war 1 cake because she baked it the first time for him when he came home on leave.


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makes 4 loaves
30 Min
1 Hr 30 Min


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4 c
white sugar
4 c
1 c
1 1/2 tsp
1 tsp
1 1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
1 1/2 tsp
allspice, ground
1 tsp
6 c
2 tsp
baking soda
1 c
cherries cut in half
1 c
nuts chopped ( pecans or walnuts )

How to Make World War 1 Cake


  • 1in the evening,mix first 9 ingredients in large pot
  • 2bring 4 cups water to boiling point. pour hot water over mixture and boil for 5 min.
  • 3let stand overnight to cool
  • 4next morning preheat oven to 325 degrees
  • 5sift together TWICE the flour and baking soda,stir into cold mixture, add nuts and cherries
  • 6pour into 4 loaf pans and bake 1 1/2 hours. cool completely,then wrap in tinfoil
  • 7NOTE: I use green and red cherries. walnuts or pecans

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About World War 1 Cake

Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom

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