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Eggless Raisin Cake (Depression Cake) Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Lynda Bibbs
Added: Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
WET- 2 c water to cook 1 lb. raisins, 1/2 cup or 4 oz. lard, then 1 cup COLD water. 1 tbsp. vanilla. DRY-2 c sugar, 1tsp cinnimon,1 tsp. nutmeg, 1 tsp.clove, 1 tsp. salt, 1 LEVEL tbsp. baking soda 4 c flour. Nuts optional

Directions:
Directions:
Mix all dry ingredients together in large bowl. Cook raisins in 2 c water for 15 min. During last 3 min. add lard till melted. take off heat & add 1 cup COLD water. Mix wet & dry together. Bake in greased 13x9 " glass baking dish for 45 min. ONLY @ 375. Cool. Can be served warm or cold. Cover with foil for storage. Will make it's own glaze on top, no icing needed.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
12 or more
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
About 1 hour
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Please DO NOT substitute shortening of vegetable oil for lard!!!! Family members have tried to change it & it WON'T work.

 

 

 

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