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Depression Cake II

"A surprisingly good cake that has no eggs, milk, or butter in it. My grandmother was quite proud of it."
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Ingredients

1 h servings 174 cals
Original recipe yields 24 servings (2 - 8x4 inch loaves)

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  1. In a medium saucepan combine the brown sugar, hot water, bacon grease, and raisins, over medium heat. Bring to a boil for 5 minutes, then set aside to cool.
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour two 8x4 inch loaf pans.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and cloves. Add the ingredients from the saucepan and mix until well blended. Divide evenly between the two prepared pans.
  4. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool in pans for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 174 calories; 1.4 g fat; 39.6 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 1 mg cholesterol; 158 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Grandma taught me how to make this cake from a very young age, she wanted me to appreciate how treats don't have to be over the top or need special ingredients. She used oleo (margerine) instead...

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Grandma taught me how to make this cake from a very young age, she wanted me to appreciate how treats don't have to be over the top or need special ingredients. She used oleo (margerine) instead...

My family makes this with shortening and bakes it in a bundt style pan. Then we serve it with caramel icing. My mom still makes it for my birthdays. Thanks for sharing.

My Mother made this for years. She called it "Poor man's fruitcake". Thank you for posting this and letting me carry on a family tradition at Christmas.

I made this last night for my family and even my 2 year old LOVED it! We absolutely devoured a full loaf after dinner. Now I had to change it a little because of what I had on hand at the time...

This is a good cake i used prunes it was great. I will make this again.

I more than doubled the amount of bacon grease and just made it in the dirty cast iron pan right after breakfast. threw in random dried fruits and some walnuts and baked it in the pan. came ou...

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Great cake! My kids love it! I increased the fat content. I used 3/4 cup of canola oil and it brought a lot of softness to the crumb and crust. Made it for a vegan friend and she loved it.

This is a great recipe. I did substitute cinnamon applesauce for the bacon grease, and it turned out wonderful. I gave some to my Mom, and she absolutely loved it! I also love that it doesn't re...