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Poor Man's Cake I

Poor Man's Cake I

  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    1 h
  • Ready In

    1 h 30 m
Betty

Betty

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.

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  • 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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Directions

  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.
  5. All done! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments!
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DENDANDEE
36

DENDANDEE

12/17/2003

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. Also at the top of the recipe, it said Cook Time: approx. 1 hour. At the end of the recipe, it said 25 minutes baking time. The 25 minutes was the correct time!

BLNPNJ
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BLNPNJ

7/31/2004

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, thus the name "Poor Man's Cake". The recipie was lost and now I have rediscovered it again, except I will make it in a tube pan as my mom and Gramma always made it... Barbara L in NJ

Patti
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Patti

9/1/2008

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.

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