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Raisin Spice Cake

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Serves 12-15 | Prep Time | Cook Time 35-40


2 cups raisins
1 1/2 cups Water
1/2 cup Shortening
2 cups Packed Brown Sugar
3 cups All-purpose Flour
1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Ground Cloves
1/4 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 cup Buttermilk or sour milk
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
3 Eggs -- beaten
Confectioner's Sugar

In a saucepan, combine raisins and water. Cook until plump. Drain and set aside raisins, reserving 10 tablespoons cooking liquid.

In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Combine flour, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and salt; set aside.

Combine milk, soda, eggs, and reserved cooking liquid.

Add dry ingredients alternately with milk mixture to creamed mixture. Stir in cooked raisins. Pour into a greased 13" x 9" x 2" baking pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes or until cake tests done.

Cool on a wire rack.

Make Cream Cheese Frosting below and ice cake. Yield: 12 to 15 Servings

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This cake is reminiscent of a cake that my mother used to purchase at the grocery store when I was a young girl. I have been searching for years to taste this cake and finally found it to be very, very close. If you love raisins and a cake that is dense and moist then this one is for you. It also freezes well without the icing and freeze the icing separate. Enjoy!

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