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The nutmeg and cinnamon combination was awesome! It smelled so good! But my cake was a flop; it looked good on the outside but was starchy in the inside... gave the appearance of play dough... too much water? The measurements and temperature were right and I even left the cake in the oven longer... but...
I have tried so many recipes on this site but this is my first review coz I am truly impressed at how such an easy and simplified recipe could taste so good and still be foolproof. It turned out light moist and even better than some of the best fruit cakes I've tried. At first I was worried when I saw there were no eggs nor baking powder in the recipe and was wondering how the cake could possibly rise but it turned out just fine. My husband and kids loved it. I would reduce the sugar to 3/4 cup the next time I bake it only because we like cakes less sweet...but this recipe on its own is really PERFECT! Absolutely for keeps!
This is very close to my family recipe. Try substituting buttermilk for your liquid instead of the raisin water. Also we do frost the cake with a Caramel frosting. For the frosting melt 1/4 c butter in a saucepan on med-low heat. Stir in 1/2 c packed brown sugar and bring to a good boil. Add 2T milk and return to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in 1/2 tsp vanilla and 1 c powdered sugar sifted. Whisk till smooth and pour over the top of the cake. This will set up nicely yet still be soft.
Excellent recipe! I did reduce the sugar to 3/4 cup and used pecans instead of walnuts just a personal preference and it was wonderful. I dressed it up for company with a scoop of vanillan ice cream and a warm Brown Sugar Sauce (recipe also from this site) Will put this on my list of favorites! Thanks for sharing!