Poor Man's Cake I


"In about 1968, we moved next door to a family with seven little boys. Their mother gave me this recipe. It is really delicious. You can frost it, or just eat it like it is."


1 h 30 m servings 156 cals
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Original recipe yields 18 servings



  • Calories:
  • 156 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 3.1 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 31.4g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 171 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a saucepan, combine raisins and 1 cup water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in 1/2 cup cold water and 1/4 cup shortening.
  3. In a large bowl, combine sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, salt, baking soda and flour. Stir in raisin mixture until well blended. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 minutes.
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  1. 13 Ratings


Had a couple of gliches with the recipe. In the ingredient list, it didn't include baking powder but when putting it together, it said to add baking powder. I added about 1 tsp. just in case. ...

This is the recipie I have been searching for for a LONG time. My mom got it from my Gramma who got it from her mom and it was made during the depression when sugar, flour and such was cheap, ...

My mother used to make this when I was little - she called it Yum-Yum cake. It such an easy to cake to make and is delicious either heated up or cold.

I was having company over last night and I realized yesterday afternoon that one of my guests would not be able to eat the cheesecake I made for dessert since she is allergic to cow dairy produc...

This was a great recipe , and yes i noticed the recipe called for baking soda and in the directions it says baking powder also so i added 1tsp and to make sure the cake came out moist i added 1 ...

vert good and flavorful. yum!!!!!

My husband's grandmother made a cake he loved called "yum-yum" cake. Unfortunately, no one in the family had the recipe so when Grandma passed away - about 15 years ago - the recipe was lost. I ...

Really nice

It was okay, nothing special. It might have tasted better if I had not overcooked it.