Spice Cake (War Cake)

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

From the "Scandinavian and American Recipes" cookbook, which contains recipes submitted by parents and friends of the Svenskarnas Dag Girls Choir. For Christmas Cake add 1 cup shopped figs and dates, 2 tablespoons chopped citron, 1 teaspoon grated orange rind and 1/2 cup broken nut meats. By Audrey Landquist.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil sugar, water, shortening, raisins, spices and salt together for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
  2. Cool.
  3. Mix flour, baking soda and baking powder together and gradually stir into batter and beat well.
  4. Bake in greased cake pan in slow oven (300 or 325 degrees) for 1 hour.


Most Helpful

yum! with vegetable shortning, it was an amazing vegan cake! thank you! i made a frosting with powdered sugar and lemon juice to drizzle on top and it was great! :)

skimble_kitten October 14, 2007

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