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Sheepherder Cake Recipe

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Barbara Olson
Added: Friday, July 11, 2008


3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
2 cups water
3/4 c shortening
2 c raisins
1 c chopped nuts
2 t cinnamon
1 t nutmeg
1/4 t cloves
1/4 t allspice
1 t salt
1 T vanilla
11/2 t baking soda
11/2 t baking powder

Cook sugar, raisins, and spices in 1 cup water 20 minutes. Cool. Add 1 cup water, shortening, soda, baking powder, flour, nuts and vanilla. Mix well. Grease and flour bread pans. Bake 375 until toothpick comes out clean. Wrap in plastic wrap and in tin foil to keep.

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A favorite recipe from Grandma Pearson and given out at Christmas time. Carried on by Grandma Helen McLain




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