Sunday, November 6, 2016

Jack Schneider's Mother's Poor Man's Fruit Cake

1 lb raisins
4 cups water
1/2 lb butter

3 1/2 C flour
2 C sugar
1/2 t salt
2 t cinnamon
2 t ground nutmeg
1 t allspice 
1 t ground cloves
2 t baking soda
2 eggs
1 t vanilla
1 C walnuts finely chopped

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease and flour a tube pan.

Boil raisins in water for 30 minutes. Set aside and add butter , and allow to melt.
Mix dry ingredients until evenly mixed together. Add the raisin mixture and blend together.
Add eggs, vanilla, and nuts and mix until thoroughly blended.

Add batter to greased and floured pan. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 1 hour. 

This is a gently spiced , very moist cake that was enjoyed every Christmas. Dorothy thinks it is from the Depression.

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