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Boiled Raisin Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Boiled Raisin Cake, by , is from Grandma Farr's Culinary Treasures, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Carole Inglish
Added: Monday, July 20, 2009


1 pkg raisins
2 c sugar
1 scant c lard
3 c boiling water
2 t baking soda
1 t vanilla
4 c flour
1 t nutmeg
1 t cinnamon
1 t allspice
1 t cloves
1 t salt
2 T cocoa
(nuts, gumdrops, citrus optional)

Boil together raisins, sugar and lard for 15 min. Cool. Add soda dissolved in 1/4 c warm water and vanilla. Stir well and add flour and spices. Add more flour if necessary to make a stiff batter.

Bake 1 hr. in slow oven.




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