I hate to waste ANYTHING, so I was looking for ways to use up left-over coffee. This fit the bill exactly! It is a very moist and dense cake. Quite simple to throw together. I was a bit worried that my liquids were too hot, but after it foamed up and then simmered down, I decided that the liquids had to be fairly warm to dissolve the baking soda. I did make one boo-boo...I grabbed up the ginger instead of all-spice. It was still very good! Next time I think I will cut the cloves to 1/2 teaspoon. It's kind of funny, raisins and nuts must have been cheap during the depression. Now they are pricier items than eggs. Desperada, thanks for a great new recipe! 3/19/08 update: If you make up Aroostook's Lemon Sauce , #87610 and serve it over this cake, it will definitely put it OVER THE TOP!! If the cake and sauce are cold, nuke it for about 30 seconds on high.