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Raisin Cake

Rated as 4.82 out of 5 Stars

"This eggless loaf is very dense and moist. It originated during World War II, when eggs, milk and butter were in short supply."
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1 h 30 m servings 270
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 - 8x4 inch loaf pan)


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  1. In a saucepan, combine brown sugar, water, shortening, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon and raisins. Bring to a boil, and continue boiling for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour an 8x4 inch loaf pan. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the raisin mixture with the flour mixture. Pour into prepared pan.
  4. Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 55 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 270 calories; 6.1 53.5 2.9 0 337 Full nutrition

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Great! Family of 7 children..all loved it! Thanks..submit more vintage them...!

Five stars for vegans and those who don't have the standard eggs, milk or butter on hand, three or four stars for everyone else. I enjoyed it and it had a unique, spicy taste, but it's not the b...

Love this cake! I started making it for my two vegan sons but it's a favorite around our house, too. I've tried two different versions but this version (boiling the spices) gives better flavor...

Excellent recipe- it produced a dense, moist loaf that was excellent for breakfast or a light snack. Be sure to sift the dry ingredients just as the recipe says. I also adjusted the spices to su...

I used coconut oil instead of shortening and, instead of brown sugar, used about 75% Evaporated Cane Juice and 25% a combo of Yacon syrup and agave nectar. Bake time 50 minutes. It turned out di...

I multiplied the recipe by 1.5 to make a double-layer cake in 8" pans and it worked well (see photo!). We found the cake delicious (I used a vegan "buttercream" frosting and raisins for decorati...

I wanted something sweet, but was out of the basic baking supplies. I put this recipe together in 1,2 3 substituting coconut oil for shortening and adding a few choc chips to the mix. My swee...

Excellent recipe,been baking a lot so ran out if eggs,gave this recipe a shot,super simple ,only change I made was add 1/2 cup butter ,did not have shortening ! Will be making this cake several ...

Cake came out moist and for Someone who doesn't like cakes,I enjoyed this. Hubby also loved it.