War Cake

War Cake

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  • Prep: 30 min
  • Cook Time: 1 hr 5 min
  • Total: 1 hr 35 min
  • Serving: 12

War Cake is a dense cake made without butter or eggs but full of spicy, homey flavors.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 2 teaspoons shortening
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cloves
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda dissolved in 2 teaspoons hot water

Directions

  1. Mix first 3 ingredients in medium saucepan. Add raisins, salt, cinnamon and cloves. Bring to a boil and boil for 5 minutes. Remove from stove and cool completely.
  2. Add flour and soda, mix well. Pour into a greased tube pan, bake for one hour at 350 degrees F.

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