This cake comes in handy when all you have left in the cupboard is the tin soups just before shopping day. It really was a treat served warm when we came in from the cold. And it was c-o-l-l-l-d-d-d, North of 53′. Sprinkle brown sugar or dust confectioner’s sugar over the top.
1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8 inch square pan.
2 In a large bowl, combine sugar, shortening, spices, salt, soup, and raisins. Stir in boiling water. Cool.
3 Sift the flour, baking powder, and baking soda together. Add to the cooled raisin mixture, and stir until just combined. Pour batter into prepared pan.
4 Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Serve warm.