Poor Man's Cake I Be The First To Review By Anonymous recipe Comments | 0 Favorites | 3 Print In about 1968, we moved next door to a family with seven little boys. Their mother gave me this recipe. It is really delicious. You can frost it, or just eat it like it is. Poor Man’s Cake I Ingredients 1 1/2 cups raisins1 cup water1/2 cup cold water1/4 cup shortening1 cup white sugar1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg1/2 teaspoon ground allspice1/2 teaspoon salt1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda2 cups sifted all-purpose flour Instructions 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9×13 inch pan. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside. 2 In a saucepan, combine raisins and 1 cup water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in 1/2 cup cold water and 1/4 cup shortening. 3 In a large bowl, combine sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, salt, baking soda and flour. Stir in raisin mixture until well blended. Pour batter into prepared pan. 4 Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 minutes.