Monday, November 3, 2008

Grandma's Boiled Raisin Cake

Description: This is a glorified fruit cake with out the candied fruit which you can add if you want too.

2 cups of raisins
2 cups water
1 cup Crisco shortening (white)
2 cups sugar
4 tsp cocoa

Bring all of the ingredients to a full rolling boil in a pot. Let it boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.

Sift together the following ingredients:
3 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp nutmeg
2 tsp allspice
1 tsp cloves


Combine the flour mixture with the raisin mixture making sure it is mixed well. Grease and flour a 9x13 baking dish . pour cake mixture into the pan and bake at 350 for about 45 minutes or until done

Daughter's Note: This cake traditionally is served with a Chocolate-Peanut Butter frosting, but I think the cake also lends itself well to a Cream-Cheese based frosting. I have a Cream-Cheese frosting recipe in mind, and I will try it this year. If it is good, I'll post that recipe later. My mom will also post the original Peanut Butter frosting too.


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