Boiled Cake Be The First To Review By Anonymous recipe Comments | 0 Favorites | 10 Print This was one of my Grandma’s favorite holiday cakes. It brings a look of surprise to peoples eyes when you just mention the name. Candied fruit may be substituted for Raisins and Walnuts Boiled Cake Ingredients 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg2 cups white sugar1 cup shortening1 teaspoon salt4 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder2 cups water1/2 teaspoon ground cloves2 cups raisins2 teaspoons ground cinnamon4 cups all-purpose flour2 teaspoons baking soda1 teaspoon vanilla extract2 cups chopped walnuts Instructions 1 Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly grease and flour one 9 x 13 inch baking pan. 2 Combine water, sugar, shortening, salt, cocoa, raisins, and spices in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, and continue to boil for 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla and nuts. 3 Combine flour and baking soda. Stir into boiled mixture, and thoroughly mix. Pour into prepared pan, and spread evenly. 4 Bake for 50 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool.