Old Fashioned Raisin Cake is excellent for breakfast or dessert. Just add a hot cup of coffee, and you’re set. It’s delicious with butter spread on it hot out of the oven. Loaf cakes are perfect when you just want a more petite dessert or breakfast. Sometimes we don’t need a big dessert, and this is one of our favorites when that is the case. If you like a combination of the spices below, you will love this old fashioned raisin cake.
Old Fashioned Raisin Cake Ingredients
Chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
Recipe Notes: You can add your favorite frosting or a glaze to this cake. I usually just sprinkle on some powdered sugar. This loaf cake keeps well in an airtight container for several days. I don’t refrigerate it. It can be reheated in the oven or microwave. This recipe makes one loaf.
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“I made this cake last night, it was one of the simplest cakes I’ve ever made. I did not have all the spices so I substituted with 2 teaspoons of apple pie spice. I already shared the recipe with my sister, daughters and granddaughter. Delicious! Thank you!”-Janette
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Old Fashioned Raisin Cake
This delicious classic is always a winner
Servings: 6 servings
- 1/3 cup butter or 5 1/3 tablespoons
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 cups raisins
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
Bring butter, sugar, raisins, spices, salt and water to a medium boil for 3 minutes on top of the stove. Remove from stove and let cool. Stir in vanilla extract. Whisk together the flour, baking soda and baking powder in a large bowl. Pour in cooled ingredients and mix until ingredients are all wet. Stir in eggs and fold in nuts.
Spray a 9 x 5 loaf pan with cooking spray and bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 50 to 55 minutes until center tests done. Can add your favorite frosting or a glaze. I usually just sprinkle on some powdered sugar. Keeps well in an airtight container for several day. I don’t refrigerate. Can be reheated in oven or microwave. Makes 1 loaf
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