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Poor Man's Cake

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Servings: 4
Categories: Cakes / Desserts

1  cup  Sugar
2  cups  Raisins
1  cup  Lard *
1/4  teaspoon  Allspice
1/4  teaspoon  Cloves
    Pinch Of Salt
1  teaspoon  Cinnamon (Or To Taste)

* The original recipe calls for Lard. I don't know if shortening will ~-------------------------------------------------------------------------- Boil together all ingredients. Add water just enough water to cover raisins. Boil until raisins are tender. Cool. Add 1 t baking soda and enough Unbleached flour to make a stiff batter. Pour batter into 9-inch round cake pan. Bake in moderate oven until cake springs back when touched lightly (about 1 hour at 350 degrees F). Serve warm or cold with cream, custard sauce or powdered sugar frosting. Walnuts may be added to batter just before baking.

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