Poor Mans Cake III

Poor Mans Cake III

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"This recipe if from the l930's. My Grandmother gave it to my Mother and she gave it to me. Now I am a grandmother and passed it down to my kids. It's really good. You don't have to dirty your mixer for this one, just a big bowl."

Ingredients

1 h 30 m servings 186 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 186 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 6.7 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 30.9g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 206 mg
  • 8%

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.
  2. In a saucepan mix brown sugar, raisins, water and shortening. Bring to a boil and boil 3 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.
  3. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. When raisin mixture is cool, add to dry ingredients and mix well to combine.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 or 40 minutes. Do not over bake or it will be too dry. Test after 30 minutes. A toothpick inserted into the center of cake should come out clean.
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Don't know what happened to Grandma's recipe so I tried this one. Although I did add 3/4 cup of coffee (Dunkin Donuts Decaf) because I do remember that from my Grandm (she used instant coffee). ...

This cake is good, its taste is a lot like gingerbread, with all the spices. It is nice and moist. I added a cup of pecans, which might mean you would call it Poor Man,who owns a pecan tree,Cake...

This recipe was delicious.I made one addition that i always do when making a gingerbread or molasses type cake and that was to add around 3/4 to 1 cup of coffee to the batter to make it a little...

I have made other variations of Poor Mans Cake- this one turned out rather dry - Neither my housband or I were happy with it.If your're looking for a recipe for this cake try one of the others.

This is delicious! It brought back memories for us. We always had Poor Mans Cake with Cream Cheese Icing when I was little. It is still my Dad's favorite. I was so happy to find the recipe. Th...

I have hunted this recipe for a long time. Mom used to make it only difference is she also added hickory nuts to hers

I was looking for a recipe that reminded me of an old family Christmas loaf my folks made for years. While my Mom baked endless cookies for our large family, this was her reward at the end of a...

This cake is wicked good! It's a perfect consistency, moist, and delicious. I made a few substitutions to use what I had on hand. After all, I figured that "making do" was half the point of th...

I REMEMBER MY MOM MAKING THIS WHEN I WAS A LITTLE GIRL. I LOST THE RECIPE OVER THE YEARS AND COULDN'T FIND IT SINCE MY MOM PASSED ON. IT WAS SO NICE FINDING IT AGAIN. MY MOTHER GREW UP THROUGH...