This cake doesn't need frosting or icing. It is easy for kids to make, and is hard to mess up.
INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):
- 2 cups raisins
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup cold water
- 2 cups white sugar
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
Boil raisins in 2 cups of water for 15 minutes. Remove from heat.
Add vegetable oil and cold water to the raisins.
Mix sugar, flour, spices, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.
Add the raisin mixture, and stir till just mixed.
Pour into a greased and floured 9 x 13 inch baking pan, and bake for one hour in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven. It is done if a toothpick comes out clean.