War Cake

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      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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