"Gollie's" Wash Day Cake
Carol D. Westover <email@example.com>
plumped, see note
apple, cherry, peach, blueberry, etc.
Add: plumped raisins, nuts, eggs, softened margarine, vanilla, pie filling. DO NOT USE MIXER OR PROCESSOR! Mix all at once (by hand -- it's easy), until you see no flour.
Put into greased 9x13" pan or make cupcakes. Mix cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle generously on top of dough. Bake at 350F for 35-45 minutes. When you use apricot, peach or blueberry pie filling, add 1/2 tsp almond extract plus the vanilla.
Into a large bowl, sift together: flour, baking soda, sugar, salt, and cinnamon.
To plump raisins, pour boiling water over raisins, let sit for 5 minutes, and then drain. This freezes nicely or it will keep well for one week when kept covered.