Costa Rican Raisin Cake

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by Mercy

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

Top Review by Elly in Canada

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.

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