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Depression Cake I

Depression Cake I

Lynn-Pgh

This was my mother's, it has sugar, but no eggs, no butter and no milk. It's from the Depression-era.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 234 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 8.8 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 38.4g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 55 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. In a saucepan combine the shortening, water, raisins, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves and sugar. Simmer for 10 minutes. Remove form heat and let stand until cool.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 9x13 inch baking pan.
  3. Stir the flour and baking soda into the cooled raisin mixture and mix until just combined. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 minutes.
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Reviews

PAULA_75
34
12/15/2003

I was looking for a cake that I could make w/o eggs. I tried this cake and it was very simple AND moist. The only change I made was that I din't have lard and I used oil instead. It did take time for the liquid to cool but I didn't mind. It didn't seem to have any bad effect. My kids and husband finished the cake that night. I will definetly make this cake again.

HOTCOOKNO1
33
10/2/2003

This turned out great the first and third time. Delicious and moist. The second time I didn't wait for the mixture to cool and put too much flour - so becareful not to do this. Works well with or without raisins. Excellent cut in half and layered and covered with vanilla frosting!

Chrisa
30
4/20/2006

Great recipe! My little brother, (who is allergic to all dairy, eggs, etc.) has never had a cake before due to his severe food allergies. When I came upon this recipe, I was ecstatic to actually find something that he could eat. I was thrilled with the results and my little brother enjoyed the cake a lot. Even those of us who had "real" cake before were pleased with the results and enjoyed the cake. The ingredients are basic and the cake was easy to put together. Thanks for this recipe!