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Boiled Cake

Boiled Cake

Cleo

Cleo

This was one of my Grandma's favorite holiday cakes. It brings a look of surprise to peoples eyes when you just mention the name. Candied fruit may be substituted for Raisins and Walnuts

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 424 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 20.3 g
  • 31%
  • Carbs:
  • 58.5g
  • 19%
  • Protein:
  • 5.5 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 272 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly grease and flour one 9 x 13 inch baking pan.
  2. Combine water, sugar, shortening, salt, cocoa, raisins, and spices in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, and continue to boil for 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla and nuts.
  3. Combine flour and baking soda. Stir into boiled mixture, and thoroughly mix. Pour into prepared pan, and spread evenly.
  4. Bake for 50 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool.
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Reviews

Michele O'Sullivan
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Michele O'Sullivan

8/29/2002

Absolutely fantastic, however 50 min baking time was too long. I suggest checking this cake after 30 min. Very tasty and easy. Enjoy!

*HOLLY*
8

*HOLLY*

6/11/2003

This cake was pretty good. It had a nice flavour but was a little dry. Also, the cooking time provided in the recipe was too long. I would reccomend adding some more shortening or oil to the cake to decrease dryness. It wasn't a huge hit with my kids, so I'd say you'd be best off serving this cake to adults with coffee or tea.

JAUSTEN
7

JAUSTEN

8/8/2003

I used craisins for part of the raisins and it was delicious. It was dark and spicy and we topped it with cool-whip. I think it would be wonderful with lemon or custard sauce. It was almost like my own grandmother's black cake.

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