Poor Man’s Cake 2

An eggless cake — spice cake with raisins. See also Poor Man’s Cake and War Cake.

Pour 2 C boiling water over 1 lb raisins. Boil slowly for 10 minutes.

Then add:
1/2 C shortening
2 C sugar
1 t salt
1 C cold water

Sift together and add:
4 C flour
1 t nutmeg
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t cloves
1 T baking soda

Pour into a greased and floured 9×12 pan. Bake at 350-375 F until cake tests done.