This cake is very moist, but my grandmother never added an icing. She made a cinnamon glaze.

Gallery

Recipe Summary

Servings:
12
Yield:
1 loaf pan
Advertisement

Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oven to 325 degrees(165 degrees C). Grease a 9 x 5 inch pan. Set aside.

    Advertisement
  • In 3 quart saucepan, boil raisins slowly water until there is 1 cup of water left and the raisins are plump. Allow mixture to cool.

  • Stir in sugar and egg. Mix spices with boiling water and add to raisin mixture. Add flour, soda, vanilla and last, the melted shortening. Blend well. Pour into loaf pan.

  • Bake for 40 to 50 minutes. When cool make glaze by mixing confectioners sugar, ground cinnamon, and milk. Spread on top of cooled cake.

Nutrition Facts

296 calories; protein 3.4g 7% DV; carbohydrates 53g 17% DV; fat 8.6g 13% DV; cholesterol 36.4mg 12% DV; sodium 170.3mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (2)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/11/2002
A very moist delicious cake. I found it extremely easy and everyone loved it! Read More
(13)
2 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 0
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
11/11/2002
A very moist delicious cake. I found it extremely easy and everyone loved it! Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
04/30/2014
made this delicious cake last week! very moist but had to bake it a little longer than the specified time. Read More