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    Costa Rican Raisin Cake

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    55 mins

    15 mins

    40 mins

    Mercy's Note:

    This cake is a specialty at Cafe Cartago, Commerce City, Colorado

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    1. 1
      Mix cornstarch and coffee in saucepan until smooth.
    2. 2
      Add 1/2 cup sugar and cook over low heat, stirring constantly until thickened.
    3. 3
      Add raisins and nuts and set aside while preparing batter.
    4. 4
      Beat butter until soft and fluffy.
    5. 5
      Add brown sugar and remaining white sugar and continue beating until thick and light in color.
    6. 6
      Add cream of tartar and baking soda together and add alternately with milk.
    7. 7
      Add vanilla and mix well.
    8. 8
      Pour 1/2 the batter into a buttered 8-inch square pan.
    9. 9
      Spread with raisin mixture and cover with remaining batter.
    10. 10
      Bake in preheated 350°F oven for 40 minutes or until knife comes out clean.
    11. 11
      Cool and turn out of pan and cut into nine squares.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 10, 2008


      We enjoyed this raisin cake, will definitely make it again! Next time I will add some rum to the raisin/nut mixture, I know it will be delicious! My cake was done in 40 minutes, this is a nice easy recipe.

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    • on August 10, 2008


      This cake is absolutely delicious! I added the beaten egg to step number 5. I added the flour, cream of tartar and baking soda together in a bowl (Step 6). I added the flour mixture to the butter/sugar mixture alternating with the milk (Step 6). The result is a fabulous coffee cake that is moist with a sweet and nutty filler. The center of the cake was not done after 40 minutes so I covered the edges with foil and baked for an additional 10 minutes. When I bake this again I will cover the cake at about 25 minutes with foil and bake for an additional 25 minutes - then for another 5 minutes or so without the foil. Thanks Mercy.

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    • on June 21, 2008


      Warning! The recipe does not specify when to add the flour or eggs!! It was a flop for us!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Costa Rican Raisin Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (133 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 9

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 426.6
    Calories from Fat 144
    Total Fat 16.1 g
    Saturated Fat 7.7 g
    Cholesterol 76.0 mg
    Sodium 363.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 66.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.0 g
    Sugars 38.5 g
    Protein 6.6 g

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