POOR MANS CAKE/ YOU CAN USE THIS FOR A FRUIT CAKE : Requested by Julie B.
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  1 box of seedless raisins, 2 cups water,1 cup water,1/2 cup shortening,2 cups brown sugar,2 tsp.clnnamon,1 Tabls.baking soda,1/4 tsp.salt,2 eggs,4 cups flour.Simmer raisins in 2 cups of wa
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POOR MANS CAKE/ YOU CAN USE THIS FOR A FRUIT CAKE : Requested by Julie B.

posted at 12/10/2010 10:01 PM EST
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 1 box of seedless raisins, 2 cups water,1 cup water,1/2 cup shortening,2 cups brown sugar,2 tsp.clnnamon,1 Tabls.baking soda,1/4 tsp.salt,2 eggs,4 cups flour.Simmer raisins in 2 cups of water for 15 minutes.mix in shortening, brown sugar and cinnamon.cool and add the 1 cup of water,baking soda,2 eggs beaten and 4 cups of flour mix well,grease and flour 2 loaf pans.Bake at 350* for 1 hour.You can add chopped walnuts or pecans,fruit that you use in fruit cake.I have even subsituted pumpkin or apple sauce for the 1 cup of water.This was created during WW1 and WW2 due to the lack of supplies.

Re: POOR MANS CAKE/ YOU CAN USE THIS FOR A FRUIT CAKE : Requested by Julie B.

posted at 12/11/2010 7:02 AM EST
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Gale --that sounds good!  Thank you.   Won't Julie will appreciate this!?

Re: POOR MANS CAKE/ YOU CAN USE THIS FOR A FRUIT CAKE : Requested by Julie B.

posted at 12/11/2010 7:54 AM EST
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YUMMY!!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!!

Re: POOR MANS CAKE/ YOU CAN USE THIS FOR A FRUIT CAKE : Requested by Julie B.

posted at 12/11/2010 11:30 AM EST
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My husband loves fruit cake I never enjoyed it because I don't like some of the candied fruits.  This sounds like something that I think we would both enjoy.  May even try spritzing with a bit of rum just like a fruitcake.  Or may use almonds and spritz with amaretto. 
Thank you for posting this.

Re: POOR MANS CAKE/ YOU CAN USE THIS FOR A FRUIT CAKE : Requested by Julie B.

posted at 12/11/2010 7:26 PM EST
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  You are all welcome,I hope you enjoy it.This recipe was my mother in laws and it was passed down from her Grandmother.My husband likes it with just the raisins in it during the year.During the holidays it is fruitcake.I think the addition of the liquor would be nice also,I have some Rum hanging around here somewhere maybe I'll give it a little splash.I remember one summer the produce manager at our store marked down the candied fruit and I was baking fruitcake in the middle of July lol Different spices can also be added such as ginger or cloves whatever you like.

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