Irish Raisin Cake

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READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 12
YIELD: 1-2 loaves
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Combine the raisins, sugar and 2 cups water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and boil for 10 minutes.
  • Add the butter and stir until it melts.
  • Remove from the heat and let cool.
  • Dissolve the baking soda in 2 tablespoons of hot water in a small bowl. Add to the raisin mixture.
  • Sift the flour, salt, cinnamon and cloves into a large bowl.
  • Add the beaten egg, if using (see NOTE).
  • Add the raisin mixture and vanilla and stir to mix well.
  • Pour into 1 large or 2 small well-greased loaf pans.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 60 to 75 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Remove to a wire rack to cool.
  • Remove cake(s) from loaf pan after 5 minutes to cool completely.
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