Boiled Raisin Cake I

Boiled Raisin Cake I

24 Reviews 2 Pics
  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    1 h
  • Ready In

    1 h 30 m
Marcie Smith
Recipe by  Marcie Smith

“This cake doesn't need frosting or icing. It is easy for kids to make, and is hard to mess up.”

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Original recipe yields 1 - 9 x 13 inch cake



  1. Boil raisins in 2 cups of water for 15 minutes. Remove from heat.
  2. Add vegetable oil and cold water to the raisins.
  3. Mix sugar, flour, spices, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.
  4. Add the raisin mixture, and stir till just mixed.
  5. Pour into a greased and floured 9 x 13 inch baking pan, and bake for one hour in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven. It is done if a toothpick comes out clean.

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This cake was really good. It is good in the morning with coffee. I made mine in a bundt pan, and it turned out great.

Vivian Lee

Vivian Lee

My co-worker baked it and brought to office. It tasted GREAT. I tried myself but used a smaller cake pan for thicker cake. It took a longer time to bake and turned out like rock and raisins at top are burnt and bitter. So be sure to follow the recipe and use correct size pan. I'll try again.



I was looking for something different to make my dad for fathers day. We always make him oatmeal raisin cookies and he always complains that there aren't enough raisins (even when there are so many the cookies barely stay together!) I joked that I finally found a way to extract the essence of raisin (the boiling really does this!) and bake it throughout the cake. Boiling the raisins also makes sure the cake stays nice and moist. I substituted 1/4 of spiced rum for 1/4 of water in the baking and it turned out delicious. Great recipe if you love raisins!

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Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 436 cal
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 9.8 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs
  • 84.6 g
  • 27%
  • Protein
  • 5.1 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 206 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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