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Boiled Cake

Rated as 4.33 out of 5 Stars

"This was one of my Grandma's favorite holiday cakes. It brings a look of surprise to peoples eyes when you just mention the name. Candied fruit may be substituted for Raisins and Walnuts"
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Ingredients

servings 424 cals
Original recipe yields 18 servings (1 - 9 x 13 inch cake)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly grease and flour one 9 x 13 inch baking pan.
  2. Combine water, sugar, shortening, salt, cocoa, raisins, and spices in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, and continue to boil for 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla and nuts.
  3. Combine flour and baking soda. Stir into boiled mixture, and thoroughly mix. Pour into prepared pan, and spread evenly.
  4. Bake for 50 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 424 calories; 20.3 g fat; 58.5 g carbohydrates; 5.5 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 272 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Absolutely fantastic, however 50 min baking time was too long. I suggest checking this cake after 30 min. Very tasty and easy. Enjoy!

Most helpful critical review

This cake was pretty good. It had a nice flavour but was a little dry. Also, the cooking time provided in the recipe was too long. I would reccomend adding some more shortening or oil to the cak...

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Absolutely fantastic, however 50 min baking time was too long. I suggest checking this cake after 30 min. Very tasty and easy. Enjoy!

This cake was pretty good. It had a nice flavour but was a little dry. Also, the cooking time provided in the recipe was too long. I would reccomend adding some more shortening or oil to the cak...

I used craisins for part of the raisins and it was delicious. It was dark and spicy and we topped it with cool-whip. I think it would be wonderful with lemon or custard sauce. It was almost l...

My daughter is unable to have milk products, so this was a great cake to make for her birthday.

I saw some complaints that this cake is dry. Suggest that you use butter because shortening does not give much moisture. Also, the taste will be superior. A good cake otherwise and great for ...

For people mentioning that this cake is dry. This cake recipe was developed in war time to fill the needs of cooks with limited ingredients. If you find yourself without eggs or dairy this mig...