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The Great Depression Cake

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Ingredients
  Granulated sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Strong coffee 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Muscat raisins 2 Cup (32 tbs) (Sun Maid)
  Vegetable shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Apple 1 , pared and grated
  All purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Baking powder 2 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Ground allspice 1 Teaspoon
  Ground cloves 1 Teaspoon
  Ground nutmeg 1 Teaspoon
  Chopped diamond walnuts 1 Cup (16 tbs) (For Garnish)
  Powdered sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (For Garnish)
Directions

In large saucepan, combine granulated sugar, coffee, raisins, shortening and apple.
Simmer 10 minutes over low heat, stirring occasionally.
Cool 10 minutes.
In large bowl, blend remaining ingredients, except powdered sugar.
Stir raisin mixture into flour mixture.
Pour batter into well-greased and floured 13x9-inch pan.
Bake in preheated 350°F oven 30 minutes or until pick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool in pan and dust with powdered sugar, if desired.
Note:
Two cups water may be substituted for the coffee.
One cup diced candied fruit may be added for an easy fruitcake.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Interest: 
Holiday
Servings: 
1

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