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Delicious Autumn Raisin Cake Recipe

Raisin Cake Recipe


  • Author: Lynette Rice
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 15 1x

Description

Moist old fashioned raisin cake recipe made by boiling the raisins.  The perfect autumn cake to make year after year.


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 1/4 cup water, divided
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 T. baking soda
  • 1 t. ground cinnamon
  • 1 t. ground cloves
  • 1 t. ground nutmeg
  • 1 t. vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Combine 1 cup of raisins with 1 cup of water on the stove top. Boil for 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk together 3 cups flour, 1 Tbsp baking soda and 1 tsp each of ground cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg.
  3. When the 5 minutes is up, turn the heat off and mix in 1/2 cup shortening and 1 1/2 cups sugar until the shortening is melted and the sugar is dissolved.
  4. Make a well in the center of your flour mixture and pour in the hot raisins. Stir it all together.
  5. Add 1/4 cup more water and 1 tsp vanilla extract.
  6. Spread it into your favorite large casserole dish and bake it at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
  7. When done, a toothpick will be clean when inserted and the top of the cake will be a crunchy golden brown.

  • Category: Dessert or Snack
  • Cuisine: North American