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Re: POORMAN'S CAKE

posted at 2/15/2012 4:38 PM EST
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I made one of these on Wednesday I didn't have shortening ,so I use 3/4 cup of canola oil instead.I poured all the batter into my 9" spring form pan (greased and floured) instead of the two loaf pans.The baking time was still the same.The cake was moister than with the shortening.I think I will revise this recipe.Use 3/4 cup of oil (your chioce) I used canola,instead of shortening.
Posted by gale g

Gale, I often bake mine in a bundt pan.  I also make a sauce that I pour over the cake slices.  Don't always make the sauce, but it is good on the poorman's cake.  Unfortunately, I cannot find that recipe at this time.  It was one my MIL had given to me.  I'm sure it is here in her recipe file.  If you're interested, I'll post it.


Re: POORMAN'S CAKE

posted at 2/15/2012 4:52 PM EST
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In Response to Re: POORMAN'S CAKE:
In Response to Re: POORMAN'S CAKE : Gale, I often bake mine in a bundt pan.  I also make a sauce that I pour over the cake slices.  Don't always make the sauce, but it is good on the poorman's cake.  Unfortunately, I cannot find that recipe at this time.  It was one my MIL had given to me.  I'm sure it is here in her recipe file.  If you're interested, I'll post it.
Posted by Bakery1 G


Thanks Bakery 1 G,How have you been? No hurry but if you come across it I would love to have it.Thanks

Re: POORMAN'S CAKE

posted at 2/20/2012 2:20 PM EST
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                                 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

Gail,  Here is the sauce I use with the Poorman's Cake, as well as the peach bread pudding I make:

3 cups milk
Dash of salt
drop of yellow food coloring
1 Tbs vanilla extract
1/2 cup sugar
1 Tbs corn starch
sprinkle of nutmeg

Mix milk, food coloring and vanilla in a saucepan and heat until hot.  Mix sugar, salt and cornstarch in a bowl.  Add dry mixture to the hot milk mixture and stir until the lumps are gone.  Simmer the mixture until it thickens, stirring frequently to avoid lumps. 

This can be poured hot over pieces of cake, or slathered on pieces of cake, when cooled.

Re: POORMAN'S CAKE

posted at 2/22/2012 1:53 PM EST
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In Response to POORMAN'S CAKE : Gail,  Here is the sauce I use with the Poorman's Cake, as well as the peach bread pudding I make: 3 cups milk Dash of salt drop of yellow food coloring 1  Tbs vanilla extract 1/2 cup sugar 1 Tbs corn starch sprinkle of nutmeg Mix milk, food coloring and vanilla in a saucepan and heat until hot.  Mix sugar, salt and cornstarch in a bowl.  Add dry mixture to the hot milk mixture and stir until the lumps are gone.  Simmer the mixture until it thickens, stirring frequently to avoid lumps.  This can be poured hot over pieces of cake, or slathered on pieces of cake, when cooled.
Posted by Bakery1 G


Thanks Bakery 1 G,I'll make this the next time I make Poorman's cake.

Re: POORMAN'S CAKE

posted at 2/22/2012 10:57 PM EST
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I have a similar recipe that I received from my grandmother, but it is called an applesauce cake, very moist and good for adding candied fruit for fruit cake.

                      APPLE SAUCE CAKE

Sift 3 times:  2 C. flour
                      1 C. sugar
                      1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
                      1 Teaspoon Cloves
                      1 Teaspoon nutmeg
                      2 Tablespoons Cocoa
                      1 Teaspoon  Baking soda
Then work the following into the flour mixture:
                       1 Cup Raisins
                       1 Cup Nuts
                       1 1/2 Cups  Applesauce
                        1/2 Cup Melted Butter
  If you wish add any amount of candied fruits.
  Bake 40 min. at 350 degrees in wax paper lined pans.

  My grandmother was also German and this was considered  a good cake for economy as it has no eggs.

Re: POORMAN'S CAKE

posted at 2/23/2012 7:08 PM EST
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I have a similar recipe that I received from my grandmother, but it is called an applesauce cake, very moist and good for adding candied fruit for fruit cake.                       APPLE SAUCE CAKE Sift 3 times:  2 C. flour                       1 C. sugar                       1 Tablespoon Cinnamon                       1 Teaspoon Cloves                       1 Teaspoon nutmeg                       2 Tablespoons Cocoa                       1 Teaspoon  Baking soda Then work the following into the flour mixture:                        1 Cup Raisins                        1 Cup Nuts                        1 1/2 Cups  Applesauce                         1/2 Cup Melted Butter   If you wish add any amount of candied fruits.   Bake 40 min. at 350 degrees in wax paper lined pans.   My grandmother was also German and this was considered  a good cake for economy as it has no eggs.
Posted by Barbara B


Thank You for posting this recipe it looks good,I'll add this to my collection.My hubby loves these types of cakes.

Re: POORMAN'S CAKE

posted at 2/27/2012 1:12 PM EST
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In Response to Re: POORMAN'S CAKE:
I have a similar recipe that I received from my grandmother, but it is called an applesauce cake, very moist and good for adding candied fruit for fruit cake.                       APPLE SAUCE CAKE Sift 3 times:  2 C. flour                       1 C. sugar                       1 Tablespoon Cinnamon                       1 Teaspoon Cloves                       1 Teaspoon nutmeg                       2 Tablespoons Cocoa                       1 Teaspoon  Baking soda Then work the following into the flour mixture:                        1 Cup Raisins                        1 Cup Nuts                        1 1/2 Cups  Applesauce                         1/2 Cup Melted Butter   If you wish add any amount of candied fruits.   Bake 40 min. at 350 degrees in wax paper lined pans.   My grandmother was also German and this was considered  a good cake for economy as it has no eggs.
Posted by Barbara B

Barbara,  Thank you for posting this recipe for Apple Sauce Cake.  Think I'll make one this weekend since oldest Granddaughter will be visiting here during her Spring break from college!

Re: POORMAN'S CAKE

posted at 3/4/2012 9:45 AM EST
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Hi Bakery 1 G.My huubby liked the sauce for the poormans cake.I answered on another forum so just incase you don't see that one Thank You So Much.

Re: POORMAN'S CAKE

posted at 3/4/2012 12:55 PM EST
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I don't like spice cakes but thanks anyway
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