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Depression Cake I

This was my mother's, it has sugar, but no eggs, no butter and no milk It's from the depression era.

Depression Cake I


  • 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


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 9x13 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.


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