Costa Rican Raisin Cake

Total Time
15 mins
40 mins

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

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