Posted by AnonymousA surprizingly good cake that has no eggs, milk or butter in it. My gramndmother was quite proud of it.
Depression Cake II
- 2 cups packed brown sugar 2 cups hot water 2 tablespoons bacon grease 2 cups raisins 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 In a medium saucepan combine the brown sugar, hot water, bacon grease, and raisins, over medium heat. Bring to a boil for 5 minutes, then set aside to cool.
2 Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour two 8x4 inch loaf pans.
3 In a large bowl, stir together the flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon and cloves. Add the ingredients from the saucepan and mix until well blended. Divide evenly between the two prepared pans.
4 Bake for 45 to 50 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool in pans for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.