Grandmother's Boiled Raisin Cake

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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 raisins
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3 teaspoons boiling water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 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.