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- November 15, 2020 at 12:40 pm #593599
When I was a kid we didn’t have fruit cake at Christmas. We had what gramma called, War Cake. It was a cake that she and her sisters made that didn’t require eggs, milk, or butter. Three things that were hard to come by when they were girls.
War Cake Recipe
1 lb raisins
2 c. sugar
2 Tbs. shortening
2 cups of boiling water
Combine all of those ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat until it boils. Reduce the heat a bit and simmer for 10 minutes. Cool it completely then add the following:
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
3 cups of flour (all purpose)
Mix until combined and pour into a fluted pan that has been lightly greased. Bake it at 350F for an hour. The entire house will smell like CHRISTMAS, it’s amazing.
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