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    Poor Man's Cake

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hr 10 mins

    10 mins

    1 hr

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

    Units: US | Metric

    • 1 cup sugar
    • 2 cups raisins
    • 1 cup lard (original recipe calls for lard, don't know if shortening will work)
    • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
    • 1/4 teaspoon clove
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (or to taste)

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Boil together all ingredients.
    2. 2
      Add water just enough water to cover raisins.
    3. 3
      Boil until raisins are tender.
    4. 4
      Cool.
    5. 5
      Add 1 t baking soda and enough Unbleached flour to make a stiff batter.
    6. 6
      Pour batter into 9-inch round cake pan.
    7. 7
      Bake in moderate oven until cake springs back when touched lightly (about 1 hour at 350 degrees F).
    8. 8
      Serve warm or cold with cream, custard sauce or powdered sugar frosting.
    9. 9
      Walnuts may be added to batter just before baking.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 14, 2004

      I'm going to try this one, it sounds real close. No raisins though. Mom never made it with raisins. Perhaps they were too poor when she started making it to afford raisins. I'm going to use the lard, because some things just don't taste right without it. Thank you so much! Annieb

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    Nutritional Facts for Poor Man's Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (116 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 583.2
     
    Calories from Fat 309
    53%
    Total Fat 34.4 g
    52%
    Saturated Fat 13.4 g
    67%
    Cholesterol 32.4 mg
    10%
    Sodium 31.5 mg
    1%
    Total Carbohydrate 72.0 g
    24%
    Dietary Fiber 2.0 g
    8%
    Sugars 61.9 g
    247%
    Protein 1.5 g
    3%

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