Boiled Cake

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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

INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly grease and flour one 9 x 13 inch baking pan.
  • 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.
  • Combine flour and baking soda. Stir into boiled mixture, and thoroughly mix. Pour into prepared pan, and spread evenly.
  • Bake for 50 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool.