A & P Spanish Bar Cake

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by mollypaul

A delicious old favorite from the Pittsburgh Tribune.

Top Review by SoupCookie

OMG! I'm so excited to find this recipe! When other children hoped their mum's would bring home chocolate cake, I hoped my mum would bring home one of these!!! Made it twice now and it's turned out perfect; feeds a big crowd too!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oven to 350°F
  2. Grease and flour two 13- by 9-inch baking pans. Set aside.
  3. Combine the water and raisins in a saucepan, heat to boiling and simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Add the shortening, then allow the mixture to cool.
  5. Meanwhile, into a bowl, sift the sugar, soda, flour, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and salt.
  6. Add the cooled raisin mixture, then blend well.
  7. Add the eggs and stir well.
  8. Turn into the prepared pans and bake for 35 minutes.
  9. Let cool completely on wire racks.
  10. If desired, ice with Buttercream Frosting.

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