Grandmother's Boiled Raisin Cake Be The First To Review By Anonymous recipe Comments | 0 Favorites | 1 Print This cake is very moist, but my grandmother never added an icing. She made a cinnamon glaze. Grandmother’s Boiled Raisin Cake Ingredients 1 cup raisins1 1/2 cups water1 egg2 cups all-purpose flour1 cup white sugar1 teaspoon baking soda1 teaspoon ground cinnamon1 teaspoon ground nutmeg1 teaspoon ground cloves3 teaspoons boiling water1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract1/2 cup butter, melted1 cup confectioners’ sugar1/3 cup milk1 teaspoon ground cinnamon Instructions 1 Heat oven to 325 degrees(165 degrees C). Grease a 9 x 5 inch pan. Set aside. 2 In 3 quart saucepan, boil raisins slowly water until there is 1 cup of water left and the raisins are plump. Allow mixture to cool. 3 Stir in sugar and egg. Mix spices with boiling water and add to raisin mixture. Add flour, soda, vanilla and last, the melted shortening. Blend well. Pour into loaf pan. 4 Bake for 40 to 50 minutes. When cool make glaze by mixing confectioners sugar, ground cinnamon, and milk. Spread on top of cooled cake.