Depression Cake I

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This was my mother's, it has sugar, but no eggs, no butter and no milk It's from the depression era.

INGREDIENTS (for 2 servings):


  • In a saucepan combine the shortening, water, raisins, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves and sugar. Simmer for 10 minutes. Remove form heat and let stand until cool.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 9x13 inch baking pan.
  • Stir the flour and baking soda into the cooled raisin mixture and mix until just combined. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 minutes.