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Grandma Anne Parsons' Raisin Nut Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Marilyn Parsons
Added: Sunday, June 14, 2009

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Simmer together about 10 minutes:
3 c. dark brown sugar
3 c. water
1 lb package seeded or seedless raisins
Cool, then add 2 beaten eggs and 1 square butter

Add to the simmered raisin mixture:
4 1/2 c. sifted flour
1 tsp. each of baking powder and baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp. each of nutmeg and cloves
1/4 tsp. ginger
1 c. chopped nuts

Directions:
Directions:
All the dry ingredients can be added to the same pan used to simmer the raisin mixture. Stir well and pour into 2 loaf pans for 15 minutes at 375, then lower temperature to 275-300.and bake for 30-45 more minutes.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Before Grandma Anne Parson's health began to fail she did a lot of baking. This raisin nut loaf was something she usually had on hand.

 

 

 

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