This is an old fashioned recipe from back in the wartime era when eggs milk and butter were too expensive for many households. It is moist and spicy with raisins. A perfect winter treat.
INGREDIENTS (for 9 servings):
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 1/4 cups water
- 1 cup raisins
- 1/3 cup shortening
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 5 teaspoons baking powder
In a saucepan, combine brown sugar, water, raisins, shortening, nutmeg and cinnamon. Bring to a boil, and continue boiling for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 inch square pan. Sift together flour and baking powder.
In a large bowl, combine the raisin mixture with the flour mixture. Pour into prepared pan.
Bake for 45 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.