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Great Depression Spice Cake

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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

Details

Servings 12
Preparation time 30mins
Cooking time 60mins

Preparation

Step 1

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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