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Depression Cake I

Depression Cake I

Ingredients

Original recipe makes 1 -9×13 inch cake Change Servings
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  • 1 cup shortening

  • 2 cups water

  • 2 cups raisins

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

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Depression Cake I

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 9×13 inch baking pan.
  3. Stir the flour and baking soda into the cooled raisin mixture and mix until just combined. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 minutes.

Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 234 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 38.4 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 8.8 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 55 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Recipe by Lynn-Pgh

“This was my mother’s, it has sugar, but no eggs, no butter and no milk. It’s from the Depression-era.”

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