Recipe of the Week: Raisin Spice Cake, by R.E.

Depression era cake with no eggs.


  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter (or oleo)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup raisins, chopped


  1. Boil sugar, raisins, water, butter and spices for 5 minutes, let cool.
  2. Mix flour, soda, baking powder, salt, and pecans together and add to first mixture.
  3. Pour into paper lined pan 9x5x3.
  4. Bake at 350 deg for 40 to 55 min.
  5. Cool 5 minutes and turn onto cake plate.
  6. Remove paper.

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