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Poor Man's Cake Recipe

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Eileen Wilhem
Added: Monday, August 16, 2010


2 cups sugar
2 cups raisins
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup crisco or butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking soda
4 cups sifted flour

Boil raisins in 3 cups water for 10 minutes

Immediately add sugar, Crisco, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, nuts and vanilla.

Dissolve the baking soda in cup hot water add to mixture

When cool add flour

Bake for 1 hour at 350 in greased and floured bread pans.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Joe's dad loved this warm from the oven with lots of butter




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