Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

Delicious, soft, cakelike squares. My mother got this recipe from a friend over thirty years ago, and has been making them ever since.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pour boiling water over raisins.
  2. Sprinkle with instant coffee and cinnamon.
  3. Let cool.
  4. Meanwhile, mix all batter ingredients together.
  5. Pour liquid off raisins and add liquid to batter.
  6. Mix well.
  7. Add raisins to batter.
  8. Pour mixture into jelly roll pan and bake for 20 minutes at 320 degrees F.
  9. Let cool.
  10. Meanwhile, make icing: Cream butter.
  11. Add icing sugar.
  12. Add milk, a little at a time, and blend well.
  13. Blend in vanilla.
  14. When cake is cool, frost with icing.
  15. Sprinkle with chopped walnuts.
  16. Cut into squares.


Most Helpful

These are wonderful, loved them! They reminded me of something my grandmother use to make and I had been searching for a recipe close to hers and this tasted just like hers. Thanks Rainberry Blues....

sheriboren May 30, 2003

These bars are wonderful, just like Mom used to make. I followed the recipe exactly how it reads. Butter icing us sensational! Thanks so much. Joanie Biddulph

Joanie Biddulph April 12, 2003

These are really delicious and so soft. I used currants instead of raisins in mine and it worked well. I used a different frosting than the one in the recipe as I wanted more of a glaze than a frosting. This is a recipe that I will keep!

dale! November 26, 2002

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