Spanish Bar Cake

Spanish Bar Cake

Janice 1

"A chewy bar cake made with raisins. I remember my Mother making this every week for us six children."


servings 291 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 291 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 12.5 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 43.1g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 3.8 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 161 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease one 13x9 inch cake pan.
  2. Cook raisins and water for 10 minutes over medium heat. Stir in the shortening. Remove from heat and let mixture cool.
  3. Combine flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, ground cloves, ground nutmeg, ground cinnamon, ground allspice, and salt. Add flour mixture to the cooled raisin mixture and blend well. Stir in the beaten eggs. Add the chopped nuts (if desired). Pour batter into prepared pan.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 35 minutes.
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  1. 19 Ratings


I love this recipe! I used to find a Spanish Bar cake at my local grocer, then, of course, no more. Their's had a frosting, and I knew it had spice in it, so when I make it, I top it with anot...

i made a half recipe as a birthday cake for my boyfriend, rounded off my spices & baked the cake in a 4"x8" loaf pan for 40 minutes because the spanish bar i grew up with was loaf (bar) shaped. ...

A great cake -- and easy to make I WAS HAPPY TO FIND THIS OLD RECIPE AGAIN

Not bad but it was way too moist!! must have been all the water, and cooking the raisins is the water for 10 mins was too long, they absorbed alot of water, the cake seemed to get wetter the lon...

I don't like spice cake, but this was an awesome recipe! My mom mentioned how much she loved Spanish Bar Cake, so I made this for her birthday. She said it was very close to the original (A&P) v...

This is wonderful. I made it last night for a Cinco de Mayo dinner, and everyone loved it. I iced it with the Allspice Cream Cheese Frosting here on the site, and it just complimented it perfe...

Excellent recipe!!! Easy to follow, and came out delicious!!!

I made it just by this receipe and my family loved it. I iced it with cream cheese icing. It is a keeper. The next time I make it I will substitute 1 cup of sugar with 1 cup of brown sugar but...

I found this recipe very unsucessful to make. There is to much water and the cake is very soft inside I tried this recipe, twice with the same results , cooking longer each time.It is not the A ...