Boiled Raisin Cake (Canadian War Cake)

Recipe by queenbeatrice
READY IN: 1hr 30mins
SERVES: 10
YIELD: 10 slices
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Mix raisins, butter, brown sugar, spices, and water in heavy saucepan.
  • Place on high heat and bring to a boil.
  • Lower heat and simmer for 6 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and turn raisin mixture into a large bowl.
  • Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, combine flour, salt, and baking soda and mix gently.
  • Add orange juice, vanilla and dry ingredients to cooled raisin mixture and beat well.
  • Turn batter into a well greased 10 ¼” x 3 5/8” x 2 5/8” loaf pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 1 hour.
  • Allow cake to cool in pan for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from loaf pan and allow to cool completely on wire rack.
  • Let cake ripen for at least one day before slicing.
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