In Response to POORMAN'S CAKE:
POORMAN'S CAKE 1# box of raisins 2 cups water 1 cup water 2 cups brown sugar 1/2 cup lard (shortening) 2 eggs beaten 4 cups flour 1 teas.cinnamon 1/2 teas.cloves 1 Tabls baking soda 1/2 teas.salt. Place the raisins in a saucepan with two cups of water bring to a boil and turn down to a simmer simmer for 15 mins.DO NOT DRAIN,when warm add 1 more cup water,baking soda,salt,cinnamon,cloves,shortening,sugar and eggs. Mix well,add flour one cup at a time and mix well.I always grease the inside of two loaf pans and line with waxed paper it's the way my MIL showed me and it is easier to remove the cakes from the pan and the waxed paper pulls right off the cakes Bake @350* for one hour or until toothpick comes out clean.I have subbed the 1 cup of water for pumpkin puree or apple sauce.I add 1 cup chopped walnuts if I have them. This is also the base for our fruitcake during the holidays.Enjoy!
Posted by gale g
Gale, you are a gem. Love your recipes.