|Sugar||1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)|
|Butter/Margarine||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), softened|
|Flour||2 1⁄4 Cup (36 tbs)|
|Ground cinnamon||2 Teaspoon|
|Ground cloves/Allspice||1 Teaspoon|
|Ground nutmeg/Mace||1 Teaspoon|
|Baking powder||3⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Buttermilk||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
|Raisins||1 Cup (16 tbs), tossed with 2 tablespoons flour|
1. In a 3-quart mixing bowl, cream together sugar and butter until fluffy. Beat in egg. In a separate bowl, mix flour, spices, salt, and baking powder. Add flour mixture and buttermilk alternately to sugar-butter mixture, beating until smooth. Toss raisins with flour and stir into batter.
2. Pour batter into a greased 10-cup fluted tube pan. Microwave, uncovered, at Time Cook (power level 7) for 17 to 20 minutes, or until cake begins to pull away from the sides of the pan. Rotate the pan 1/4 turn every 6 minutes. Let stand, covered, 10 minutes. Loosen edges invert onto a serving plate. If desired, sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.