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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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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