Depression Cake III

A cake handed down from my Great Grandmother when they didn’t have much to use in their mixes. Prepare to enjoy the most wonderful thing you ever laid a lip on.

Depression Cake III


  • 2 cups strong brewed coffee
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder


1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9×13 inch pan. Sift together the flour, baking soda and baking powder. Set aside.

2 In a large saucepan combine the coffee, sugar, butter, raisins, allspice and cinnamon. Bring to a boil, remove from heat and set aside to cool to room temperature.

3 Stir in flour mixture until well combined. Pour into a 9×13 inch pan. Bake in preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of cake comes out clean.

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