Great Depression Spice Cake

Great Depression Spice Cake
Great Depression Spice Cake

PREP TIME

30

minutes

TOTAL TIME

60

minutes

SERVINGS

12

Pieces

PREP TIME

30

minutes

TOTAL TIME

60

minutes

SERVINGS

12

servings

Ingredients

  • 2

    c sugar

  • 2

    c strong coffee

  • 1/2

    c shortening

  • 2

    c raisins

  • 1

    Apple, peeled and grated

  • 2

    cup flour

  • 1

    t baking soda

  • 2

    t baking powder

  • 1

    t cinnamon

  • 1

    t allspice

  • 1

    t ground cloves

  • 1

    t nutmeg

  • 1

    c chopped walnuts

Directions

In large saucepan, simmer the first 5 ingredients for 10 mins. stirring occasionally. Cool 10 mins. Blend together the remaining ingredients and stir into mixture. Pour batter into well greased and floured 9x13 inch pan. Bake at 350 for 25-30 mins or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool and dust with powdered sugar, if desired. Note: 2 cups water may be substituted for the coffee. Diced candied fruit can be added to make an easy fruitcake.

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