Milkless Eggless Thrifty Cake

Here’s another recipe along the lines of War Cake, Poor Man’s Cake, and Poor Man’s Cake 2. I don’t think I’ve ever seen Angostura bitters used like this before.

1 C firmly packed dark brown sugar
1 C water
1/3 C vegetable shortening
1 C raisins
1 T Angostura bitters
2 C flour
1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1 C chopped walnuts

Combine sugar, water, shortening, raisins, and bitters and bring to a boil for a minute. Cool to lukewarm. Stir in remaining ingredients until well-blended. Pour into greased and floured 9-inch baking pan. Bake at 350 F for 35 minutes or until firm in the center.

Serve warm or cold, dusted with powdered sugar. Or frost with Cool Whip. Also good with vanilla ice cream.