Everything but the Dishwater Squaw Cake

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READY IN: 1hr 25mins
Recipe by Debloves2cook

A suprisingly moist cake made without eggs or butter. This was a recipe from the Old West Chuckwagon cooks, eggs and butter were hard to find on the trail. This can be used as a breakfast bread as well. Throw in just about everything but the dishwater. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325.
  2. Place raisins or other dried fruit in saucepan and cover with water.
  3. Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Combine all dry ingredients (and molasses, if using.).
  5. Stir in melted shortening until batter forms a smooth paste.
  6. Add raisins/fruit and the remaining liquid to the batter.
  7. Pour into a greased 9 inch cake pan and bake about 1 1/2 hours at 325 degrees.
  8. Allow to cool and sit overnight.

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