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Raisin Spice Cake

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Servings: 6
Categories: Cakes / Desserts

2  c  Raisins
1 1/2  c  Water
1/2  c  Shortening
2  c  Packed Brown Sugar
3  c  All-purpose Flour
1  t  Ground Cinnamon
1  t  Ground Cloves
1/4  ts  Ground Nutmeg
1/2  ts  Salt
1  c  Buttermilk or sour milk
1  t  Baking Soda
3    Eggs, beaten
    Confectioner's Sugar

In a saucepan, combine raisins and water. Cook until plump. Drain and set aside raisins, reserving 10 tablespoons cooking liquid. In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Combine flour, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and salt; set aside. Combine milk, soda, eggs, and reserved cooking liquid. Add dry ingredients alternately with milk mixture to creamed mixture. Stir in cooked raisins. Pour into a greased 13" x 9" x 2" baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool on a wire rack. Just before serving, sprinkle with confectioners sugar. Yield: 12 to 15 Servings SOURCE: Nancy Johnson, Milton, PA, Reminisce Magazine Sept/Oct 92 SHARED BY: Jim Bodle 9/92

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