Eggless, Milkless, Butterless Cake IV

This is a dark cake, moist and spicy with raisins. It is also known as Wartime Cake.

Eggless, Milkless, Butterless Cake IV


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 5 teaspoons baking powder


1 In a saucepan, combine brown sugar, water, raisins, shortening, nutmeg and cinnamon. Bring to a boil, and continue boiling for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

2 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 inch square pan. Sift together flour and baking powder.

3 In a large bowl, combine the raisin mixture with the flour mixture. Pour into prepared pan.

4 Bake for 45 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.


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