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Spice Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Spice Cake, by , is from Our Pennsylvania Roots Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Gaynor Beiler
Added: Sunday, August 14, 2005


1/2 box raisins
1 c. butter
1/4 tsp. salt
2 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 heaping tsp. cinnamon
1 level tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. cloves
1/2 tsp. allspice
1 tsp. baking soda
1 c. sour milk
3 1/2 c. flour

Boil raisins in water to cover, drain and cool.
Preheat oven to 400F.
Mix together butter, salt, sugar, and eggs. Add raisins and spices. Mix baking soda with sour milk.Add this to the spice mixture alternately with flour.
Put batter in a loaf pan.
Bake for 25 minutes at 400F, then reduce heat to 350F for 35 minutes or until it tests done.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is a recipe from Reba Alden's recipe box. It is from her mother Gertrude (Grammy to me). I have translated this as best I can.




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