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Poor Man's Cake

User Rating 5 Star Rating (3 Reviews)


A spice cake with raisins, shared by Sandy H.


  • 1 1/2 cups raisins
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour


In a heavy saucepan, bring raisins and 1 cup water to a boil. Reduce heat to low and continue cooking 10 minutes longer.

Cream shortening and sugar. Stir in cooked raisins, 1/2 cup water, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, salt, and baking soda dissolved in hot water. Beat in flour. Pour batter into greased and floured 9 x 13 x 2-inch pan.

Bake at 350 ° (175 degrees C) for 25 minutes.
Shared by Sandy H.

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 5 out of 5
Mom's holiday cake, Member kkglenn

Thank you so much for shareing. I have looked and looked for this recipe. My Mother made it for holidays all the years we where growing up .It is exactly as I remember it. You are so great not to be selling it.. Thank you again

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