Poor man's cake

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Sugar
2 cups Raisins
1 cup Lard *
¼ teaspoon Allspice
¼ teaspoon Cloves
1 x Pinch Of Salt
1 teaspoon Cinnamon (Or To Taste)

* The original recipe calls for Lard. I don't know if shortening will ~------------------------------------------------------ ~------------------ Boil together all ingredients.

Add water just enough water to cover raisins. Boil until raisins are tender. Cool. Add 1 t baking soda and enough Unbleached flour to make a stiff batter.

Pour batter into 9-inch round cake pan. Bake in moderate oven until cake springs back when touched lightly (about 1 hour at 350 degrees F). Serve warm or cold with cream, custard sauce or powdered sugar frosting. Walnuts may be added to batter just before baking.

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