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Wartime Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Joyce Matheson
Added: Monday, November 19, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup Crisco or Oleo
1 cup raisins
1/2 tsp nutmeg
2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves

Mix all ingredients in a medium size sauce pan, bring to a boil and cook 3 minutes cool.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Add to cooled mixture: 1 tsp salt, 1 egg and 1 tsp soda dissolved in 2 tsp water.
Blend in 2 cups flour and 1 tsp baking powder. Pour into 8' x 8 pan, bake 50 minutes.





Directions:
Directions:
Directions are along with ingredients.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
16
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
20 Minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is an old recipe during war when sugar and many other ingredients were hard to get. Minnie Matheson made this often during the Depression years.

 

 

 

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