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Boiled Raisin Cake (Prize Winning)


Makes 2 loaves

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  • 1 lb. Raisins
  • 2 cups brewed and cooled Coffee (this is what really enhances the flavor) or you can use Water instead
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups Flour
  • 2/3 cup of Butter
  • 1 tsp. Cloves
  • 1 tsp. Nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1 Egg



Step 1

In a saucepan, put raisins, coffee (or water), sugar, butter, cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon. Boil 5 minutes and allow to cool. Add egg, baking soda and flour and beat well.

Line two loaf pans with wax paper held in place by strategically placed spats of butter. Pour mixture evenly into the pans.

Bake at 350* for 45 minutes - 1 hour. Remove bread from pans and cool them on wire racks. Peal off wax paper to reveal a dark brown, rich and delicious raisin cake. Cut, Serve and Enjoy!


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