Grandma's Depression Cake

READY IN: 1hr 25mins
Recipe by nuts about music

This is an eggless, milkless, butterless cake. " A delicious spiced cake that's easy on the budget". I found this recipe in the "Guideposts" magazine (August 2009 issue). The recipe was part of a wonderful article with the same title written by Rosemary Marbach.

Top Review by Rosie 7

Delicious, but I found the bake time was too long for an 8 inch square glass pan. My cake was done in 35 minutes. Thanks for the recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Combine sugar, water, vegetable oil, raisins, and spices in a saucepan, and bring to a boil. Boil for 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Take pan off heat and let cool for 10 minutes.
  3. Dissolve baking soda and salt in 2 teaspoons of water and add to raisin mixture (it will foam).
  4. Blend in the flour and baking powder. Mix well.
  5. Pour the batter into a greased 9 inch square pan and bake for 55 minutes, or until a toothpick unserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Let cake cool for about 10 minutes before serving.

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