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Great Depression Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Dorothy Samela
Added: Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 cup sugar
2 cup strong coffee
1/2 cup shortening
2 cup raisins
1 apple, peeled and grated
2 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp each cinnamon, allspice, cloves and nutmeg
1 cup walnuts

Directions:
Directions:
In large saucepan, simmer sugar, coffee, shortening, raisins and apple for 10 min, stirring occasionally. Cool 10 min. Blend together the remaining ingredients and stir into mixture. Pour batter into well-greased and floured 13x9 inch pan. Bake 350 for 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool and dust with powdered sugar, if desired.
No eggs, butter or milk!

 

 

 

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