Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins
This cake has many names and many variations. It is rumored to have come about during the Great Depression. In spite of the fact that it has no eggs it is nice and moist.
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 1⁄2 cups strong coffee
- 1⁄2 cup shortening
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 apple, grated
- 1 teaspoon allspice
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1⁄2 cup chopped walnuts
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Lightly greased and flour a 9 x 13 inch baking pan, set aside.
- Bring the first five ingredients to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionslly.
- Cool 10 minutes.
- Blend the dry ingredients together and stir into the boiled mixture.
- Pour batter into pan and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
I used 1/4 cup vegetable oil in place of shorting after reading other reviews that the cake was too oily. Instead of 1 tsp. allspice I use 1 tsp. ground ginger. You can also use 1 cup wheat flour with 1 cup flour. I make this all the time. My husband loves this cake!
Loved it! Super cheap way to keep the household happy. I used dates instead of raisins, omitted the nuts because I didnt have any, and substituted wholemeal flour. It made a dense, sticky, moist cake which was very much enjoyed with a cup of tea. Thanks!
I didn't had any success with this cake, maybe I did something wrong but I follow the instructions exactly. The batter was very dry after I blended the flour. The coffe mixture was still hot after 10 minutes that I let it cool, is that my mistake, I don't know. T used espresso coffee and 1/2 cup raisins. I really wanted to like this cake because I love coffe cake. I'll give it a try one more time. Sorry for the low rating and thanks for posting!