Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 50 mins


Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In saucepan, combine sugar, water, shortening, dates or raisins, nutmeg, cinnamon and ground cloves.
  2. Boil together for 3 minutes. Let cool.
  3. Dissolve the baking soda and salt in a cup in 2 teaspoons water. Add the salt/soda to the fruit mixture.
  4. Combine and gradually add flour and baking powder.
  5. Pour into a greased 9-inch square pan and bake at 325° for 50 minutes.