Vintage WW1 Eggless, Milkless, Butterless Cake

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups raisins
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup lard (shortening)
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

Place water, raisins, cinnamon, cloves, brown sugar, lard (shortening), nutmeg and salt in a saucepan and mix. Place on heat and bring to a boil. Cook 3 minutes. Allow to cool, then sift together the flour, baking soda and baking powder. Stir into cooked mixture.

Place in a greased loaf pan and bake at 350° for one hour.

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