Butterless, Eggless, Milkless Cake
|Firmly packed brown sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Water||1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)|
|Vegetable shortening/Lard||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)|
|Raisins||2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)|
|Powdered cloves||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Baking soda||1 Teaspoon|
|Sifted all purpose flour||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Baking powder||1 Teaspoon|
Boil brown sugar, 1 1/4 c water, shortening, raisins, and spices together for 3 min.
Add salt and baking soda which has been dissolved in 2 teasp water.
Gradually add the flour and baking powder which have been sifted together, beating smooth after each addition.
Bake in a greased and floured 8"x8"x2" pan in a moderate oven of 325ºF about 50 min., or until done.
Needs no frosting.