Grandma's Raisin Bread

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by seesko

My grandmother's famous recipe. She mad it often and we all loved it. I must admit that I do not know why my family calls this raisin bread, because it has always seemed more like a cake to me.

Top Review by Saturn

What a neat "bread"! I only made one change. I cut the cloves back to 1/2 a tsp. None of us are fond of a strong clove taste so I wanted to err on the safe side. And I am glad I did. The level of spice in here was perfect for us. I found that it came out a touch dry but I think that was my oven. I should have taken it out about 5 or 10 minutes before the hour was up. I used Recipe #22932 as the frosting and it really set off the flavour of this cake. I can't wait to make this for our next family function. Thank you for sharing your grandmother's recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place raisins and 2 cups water in sauce pan and bring to boil for five minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and add 1 cup cold water.
  3. Let cool until it is lukewarm.
  4. Cream together sugar and shortening, then add the salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and baking soda. Mix well.
  5. Add raisins and flour to dry mixture. Mix well.
  6. Bake in greased and floured cake pan for one hour at 350°F.
  7. Recipe is great as is or add some cream cheese frosting.

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