Posted by AnonymousThis was my mother's, it has sugar, but no eggs, no butter and no milk It's from the depression era.
Depression Cake I
- 1 cup shortening 2 cups water 2 cups raisins 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 teaspoon ground allspice 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 2 cups white sugar 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda
1 In a saucepan combine the shortening, water, raisins, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves and sugar. Simmer for 10 minutes. Remove form heat and let stand until cool.
2 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 9x13 inch baking pan.
3 Stir the flour and baking soda into the cooled raisin mixture and mix until just combined. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
4 Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 minutes.