A not too sweet cake packed with raisins. Perfect with coffee or tea and a wonderful departure from the typically sweet holiday goodies.
1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease one 10 x 10 inch baking pan.
2 In a large saucepan boil the raising with the water for 10 minutes. Add the butter or margarine and let cool.
3 In the same pan add the flour, soda, salt, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and chopped nuts (optional), mix well and pour batter into a lightly greased 10×10 inch baking pan
4 Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 35 minutes. Serves 8 to 12.