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Cake: Depression Cake (made during depression) Recipe

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2 cups sugar
2 cups raisins
2 cups boiling water
1 cup lard
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup nuts chopped
Brown sugar Frostin,g:
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1⁄2 cup butter
1⁄4 cup evaporated milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar

Boil together for 10 minutes the following: Sugar, boiling water, lard, raisins, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and salt. Cool!
Then add flour, soda and nuts.
Bake 1 hour in tube pan at 350. Cool cake and turn upside down on serving platter.
Place 3 ingredients into a medium pan.
Bring to a boil over low heat, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat -- add vanilla.
Pour into a medium bowl.
Mix 2 minutes with electric mixer. Cool 10 minutes. If to thick add more evaporated milk.
Add powdered sugar -- mix until well combined. Pour over cooled cake.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Mother said, "during the depression eggs were a valued commodity and not used that much, but sold." She stated this recipe came from a friend in Parsons, Kansas.




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