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Poor Man's Cake

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Category: Cakes, Desserts

 Ingredients List

  • 1 c Sugar
  • 1 c Lard *
  • 1/4 ts Cloves
  • 1 ts Cinnamon (Or To Taste)
  • 2 c Raisins
  • 1/4 ts Allspice
  • Pinch Of Salt


* The original recipe calls for Lard. I don't know if shortening will
work or not.

Boil together all ingredients. Add water just enough water to cover
raisins. Boil until raisins are tender. Cool. Add 1 t baking soda and
enough Unbleached flour to make a stiff batter. Pour batter into 9-inch
round cake pan. Bake in moderate oven until cake springs back when touched
lightly (about 1 hour at 350 degrees F). Serve warm or cold with cream,
custard sauce or powdered sugar frosting. Walnuts may be added to batter
just before baking.

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