Civil War Cake

READY IN: 1hr 23mins
Recipe by Susan Antonucci

Someone was looking for a cake that didn't have any milk in it. Well I found this one of my mothers. It is got to be over 67 years old. It is really good it tastes like a spice cake. Civil War Cake (or-Eggless, Butterless, Milkless Cake)

Top Review by Jen In The Kitchen

Of course this has the texture of an old fashioned cake, because it is! I added in some nuts just because we love them, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. The caramel frosting was the perfect touch to this fine cake!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine raisins, sugar, 1 cup of water, shortening, salt & spices in a saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil, simmer 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, then cool till lukewarm, then add the other cp of water.
  3. Dissolve soda in 2 teas.
  4. of water, set aside. Stir sifted & measured flour into raisin mixture & beat until smooth.
  5. Add dissolved soda last. Pur into greased floured 13x9 [am & bale 50-55 min.
  6. at 350 degrees.
  7. It may also be cooked in a tube pan.
  8. Serve with whipped cream or caramel frosting.
  9. Combine 3/4 cup of brown sugar 1/2 cup of water 1/2 tsp salt in a saucepan.
  10. Cook 6 min.
  11. stirring often.
  12. Cool to lukewarm and stir in 3 Tbsp.
  13. of butter.
  14. Then gradually stir in 21/4 cups of sifted confectionery sugar, beating until smooth.
  15. Stir in 1 teas.
  16. vanilla and spread on cake. You will be surprised how good it taste with such little ingredients.

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