WW2 War Cake

READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 15
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Place the brown sugar, water, raisins.
  • oil, cinnamon, and cloves in a heavy-bottomed saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Cook gently for 5 minutes, then remove from the heat and let cool until the mixture is comfortably warm to your finger.
  • While the mixture is cooling, preheat t he oven to 350F.
  • Grease and flour an 8x4-inch baking pan.
  • Sift together the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
  • Add them to the cooled sugar mixture, beating until no drifts of flour are visible and the batter is smooth.
  • Stir in the walnuts.
  • Spread evenly in the baking pan and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a broomstraw inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
  • Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn onto a rack to cool completely.
  • Notes: For a good glaze, even if it is a 90's addition, save back a bit of the hot spiced water.
  • Mix with confectioner's sugar, a drop of vanilla, and a pinch salt. Glaze the cake while hot.
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