Mum's Special Spice Cake

READY IN: 2hrs 20mins
SERVES: 10-12




  • Bring sugar, hot water, salt, cinnamon, allspice, Crisco, and raisins to a boil and SIMMER 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, COMBINE 2 teaspoons baking soda and 1 tablespoon HOT water.
  • ADD baking soda and HOT water combined to boiled mixture. Do not mix in, just pour in and it WILL sizzle/bubble.
  • MUST COOL mixture to room temperature.
  • When cool, mix in 3 cups flour.
  • Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 55 minutes to an hour.
  • Cake is best left for 3 to 4 days before serving.
  • HINT: Looks nice if baked in a fluted Bundt* pan and can be wrapped in aluminum foil.
  • ENJOY!
  • NOTE: To prevent the cake from sticking, it is IMPORTANT that all the creases of the fluted sides are WELL greased with Crisco and floured before pouring in batter.