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Serves/Makes:1 9 x 13" cake

  • 1 lb (.5 kg). raisins
  • 2 cups (475 ml) sugar
  • 3 cups (700 ml) water
  • 4 Tbsp (60 ml) shortening
  • 1/2 tsp (2 ml) salt
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) baking soda
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) allspice
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) cinnamon
  • 4 cups (950 ml) flour
  • 1 cup (225 ml) chopped nuts
  • Combine raising, sugar and water in a sauce pan and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Add the shortening and let cool.
  • Add the remaining ingredients.
  • Pour into 9 x 13" pan or 3 loaf pans.
  • Bake at 300 degrees (150 C.) for 45 minutes.
  • Test for doneness with toothpick.

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