Poor Mans Cake I Recipe

  • 1 1/2 cups raisins
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9×13 inch pan. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a saucepan, combine raisins and 1 cup water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in 1/2 cup cold water and 1/4 cup shortening.
  3. In a large bowl, combine sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, salt, baking soda and flour. Stir in raisin mixture until well blended. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 minutes.