Grandma's spice cake

Yield: 8 servings

Measure Ingredient
¾ cup butter or shortening
1 cup brown sugar
1 each egg
½ cup raisins
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon cloves
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
¼ teaspoon allspice
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup sour milk
2 teaspoons baking powder

Cream together butter, brown sugar and egg until light and fluffy. Stir in raisins, salt and spices. Add half the flour. Blend in baking soda and milk. Stir in remaining flour and baking powder. Pour batter into buttered 8-inch round layer pans or 7 x 12-inch baking dish. Bake in a moderate oven at 375 degrees for 25 minutes or until top springs back when touched. May be served plain or frosted; warm or cooled. Serves 8

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