OLD FASHIONED RAISIN CAKE

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Old Fashioned Raisin Cake is wonderful for breakfast with coffee or for dessert with fruit on top. I love this raisin cake with butter spread on it hot out of the oven. If you like a combination of the spices below, you will love this raisin cake.

Old Fashioned Raisin Cake Ingredients

1/3 cup butter or 5 1/3 tablespoons

1 cup brown sugar

2 cups raisins

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup water

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 eggs

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts, (optional)

Bring butter, sugar, raisins, spices, salt and water to a medium boil for 3 minutes on top of the stove. Remove from stove and let cool. Stir in vanilla extract. Whisk together the flour, baking soda and baking powder in a large bowl. Pour in cooled ingredients and mix until ingredients are all wet. Stir in eggs and fold in nuts. Spray a 9 x 5 loaf pan with cooking spray and bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 50 to 55 minutes until center tests done. Can add your favorite frosting or a glaze. I usually just sprinkle on some powdered sugar. Keeps well in an airtight container for several day. I don’t refrigerate. Can be reheated in oven or microwave. Makes 1 loaf. Enjoy!

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5 from 5 votes

Old Fashioned Raisin Cake

This delicious classic is always a winner
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: bread
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: Raisin Cake
Servings: 6 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter or 5 1/3 tablespoons
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups raisins
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)

Instructions

  • Bring butter, sugar, raisins, spices, salt and water to a medium boil for 3 minutes on top of the stove. Remove from stove and let cool. Stir in vanilla extract. Whisk together the flour, baking soda and baking powder in a large bowl. Pour in cooled ingredients and mix until ingredients are all wet. Stir in eggs and fold in nuts.
  • Spray a 9 x 5 loaf pan with cooking spray and bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 50 to 55 minutes until center tests done. Can add your favorite frosting or a glaze. I usually just sprinkle on some powdered sugar. Keeps well in an airtight container for several day. I don't refrigerate. Can be reheated in oven or microwave. Makes 1 loaf

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11 Comments

  1. Reshma Jones says:

    Thank you so much for the recipe!
    I made it yesterday and tasted today, on Christmas day. Wow! It tastes so good! I am so happy that the baking part went well too! Merry Christmas and all the blessings of Christ Jesus ❣️5 stars

  2. can i use a bundt pan instead of loaf pan?

  3. I made with dairy free butter before and it was AMAZING!!! Do u think I can use just oil instead of butter?5 stars

  4. eliana sorokin says:

    I made this cake several times and shared it with family and friends too.
    If I want to use whole wheat instead of white flour
    Could that work? Do I need to mix it with white flour?
    Would like a feedback please
    Thank you5 stars

  5. I made this cake last night, it was one of the simplest cakes I’ve ever made. I did not have all the spices so I substituted with 2 teaspoons of apple pie spice. I already shared the recipe with my sister, daughters and granddaughter. Delicious! Thank you!5 stars

    • The Southern Lady says:

      So glad this cake was such a hit!! Thank you so much for letting us know. Have a wonderful weekend.

  6. I would like to see more of these old fashion recipes BKS where I live all I get is glutin free or healthy books

    • The Southern Lady says:

      Hi Jenny, Here is a link to our Old Fashioned Recipe board on Pinterest. Most of our Old=Fashioned Recipes are posted there. If you are on Pinterest you can visit the recipe from the board. If you are not on Pinterest, you can get the name of the recipe from the board and put it in the search box on our website to get the recipe. I am like you. I love old-fashioned recipes. They are the best! Have a great week ahead and thank you for your comment. https://www.pinterest.com/jdyygr/old-fashioned-recipes/

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