Poor Man's Cake

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READY IN: 1hr 10mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    cup sugar
  • 2
    cups raisins
  • 1
    cup lard (original recipe calls for lard, don't know if shortening will work)
  • 14
    teaspoon allspice
  • 14
    teaspoon clove
  • 1
    pinch salt
  • 1
    teaspoon cinnamon (or to taste)
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DIRECTIONS

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