Depression Cake I


This was my mother’s, it has sugar, but no eggs, no butter and no milk. It’s from the Depression-era.


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 9×13 inch baking pan.

  • Stir the flour and baking soda into the cooled raisin mixture and mix until just combined. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 minutes.


Nutrition Facts

234 calories; 8.8 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 55 mg sodium. 38.4 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; Full Nutrition

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