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WW I Ration War Cake - No Eggs, Butter or Mil

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Category: Cakes

 Ingredients List

  • 1 c Brown sugar
  • 1/3 c Shortening (that meant
  • -crisco then)
  • 1 1/4 c Raisins
  • 1/2 c Chopped dates
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 1 ts Ground nutmeg
  • 1 ts Groung cinnamon
  • 2 c All-purpose flour
  • 1 ts Baking soda


This could be called a heavy fruitcake. Boil sugar, shortening, raisins,
dates, salt and spices for 3 min. Remove from heat and let cool. When cool,
add flour and baking soda that have veen sifted together; beat well. Pour
into a greased 9x5 inch loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for 45 min.

This was a VERY popular recipe at the Oakland Navy yard during the era. And
what I find amusing...it is a good recipe to make for camping trips today.
There isn't much in it to spoil. You could even make this on your upcoming
camping trip!

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