This eggless cake was developed by resourceful cooks during the war when eggs, butter, and milk were rationed. It is a traditional Christmas cake here on the East Coast of Canada. Served with a nice big hunk of Cheddar cheese and a hot cup of tea, it is a real holiday treat!

Linda S.
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour a round tube pan or two loaf pans.

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  • Bring water, raisins, molasses, sugar, and shortening to a boil in a saucepan; reduce heat to low and simmer until raisins are plump, about 5 minutes. Allow to cool.

  • Whisk flour, baking soda, and cinnamon together in a bowl. Stir flour mixture into raisin mixture until well combined; pour into prepared baking pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean, about 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

221 calories; 5.9 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 60 mg sodium. 41.6 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (3)

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Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2019
It was simple cheap filling and very tasty. Read More
3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2019
It was simple cheap filling and very tasty. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/08/2019
Very moist. Lots of raisins. A little sweet but good with a cup of coffee. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/07/2019
I wouldn't mind it being a little less sweet. But otherwise pretty good. I usually don't cook with shortening but you had me at cheddar cheese.:-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2019
It was simple cheap filling and very tasty. Read More