A & P Spanish Bar Cake
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups raisins
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • Frosting (click link above for recipe)
  1. Add water to raisins and simmer for 10 minutes. Add shortening and allow to cool. Sift together spices and flour, salt, sugar and baking soda. Add cooled raisin mixture and blend well. Add beaten eggs and nuts and stir well. Place into a 9-by-13-inch pan in a preheated 350-degree oven for 35 minutes, or until tester comes our clean. It can also be baked in a jelly roll pan for 25 minutes. Frost when cool.
My family really likes this cake. My father always brought this home every payday when I was a little girl. This recipe came from the .