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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.

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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  1. 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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