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Poor Man's cake - Blakeley family recipe Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Martha Shogren
Added: Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2c. sugar 2 tsp soda
2 c. hot water 3 1/2 c. flour
1 c margarine 1 c. chopped walnuts
1 lb. raisins
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cloves
1 tsp. salt

Directions:
Directions:
Put the first column of ingredients into a large kettle and bring to a
boil. Boil one minute. Remove from fire and stir in the 2 tsp of soda. Beat hard. It will really froth up. Be sure kettle is good size.
When cool add 3 1/2 c flour and the 1 c. walnuts.

Bake at 325 F for 1 hour and 45 min.
Use large springform pan - 12"

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
15-20
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
With waiting for cooling about 45 min.
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is a real midwestern recipe from early plains days when eggs might have been in short supply and ingredients usually used in fruitcake would not be available. A nice fruitcake that holds up well.

 

 

 

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