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Eggless Milkless Butterless Cake

This is a spice type cake. It is from the depression era or war time rationing.

Eggless Milkless Butterless Cake


  • 1 cup white sugar 2 tablespoons shortening 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup raisins 1 1/2 cups water 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder


1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease one 8 or 9 inch square cake pan.

2 In a saucepan over medium high heat combine; the sugar, shortening, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground allspice, salt, raisins, and water bring to a boil and continue boiling for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.

3 Sift the flour, baking powder and baking soda together. Add the flour mixture to the cooled raisin mixture. Stir until just combined. Pour batter into prepared pan.

4 Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 20 minutes.


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