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Almost A & P Bar Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Grandma
Added: Monday, February 16, 2009

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 c. water
1 tsp. ground cloves
2 c. dark raisins
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 c. margarine or butter
1 tsp. nutmeg
2 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking soda
1 c. chopped nuts
4 c. flour
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp. allspice

Directions:
Directions:
Combine water and raisins in a medium sauce pan. Simmer for 10 mins. Stir in the margarine and set aside to cool. In a large bowl, mix together sugar, baking soda, flour, spices and salt. Stir in the nuts. Add the cooled raisin mixture and blend well. Stir in eggs. Pour batter into greased and floured 9X13 inch pan. Bake in preheated 350 oven for 35 minutes. Cool completely, then frost with: 8 oz. soft cr. cheese, 1 tsp. vanilla, 3 c. confectioners sugar, 1/8 tsp. salt, 2-4 TB. milk. In a bowl, beat cream cheese and conf. sugar, adding enough milk to make frosting light and spreadable. Stir in vanilla and salt. Spread on cooled cake.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
In Roseland there was an A & P grocery store, and this tastes just like the bars they used to make there.

 

 

 

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