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Raisin Cake

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Raisin Cake


  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons Crisco shortening
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 box (15-ounce) raisins
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda dissolved in 1–2 tablespoons of warm water


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix brown sugar, cold water, cinnamon, ground cloves, nutmeg, salt, Crisco, molasses and raisins together. Bring to a boil and boil for 3 minutes, stirring. Cool. Add flour, baking powder and dissolved baking soda to the cooled mix. Blend well.

  2. Grease 2 loaf pans, split mix between two pans. Bake 40 minutes for a gooey consistency or 50–60 minutes for a firmer loaf. Eat warm or wrap in plastic wrap and then aluminum foil and let sit for a day to let the flavors blend.

Recipe courtesy of

Brandon Reed, Raleigh

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