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War Cake
Serving Size: 15

1 cup brown sugar
1 cup water
1 cup raisins
2 tablespoons oil or margarine
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

1 1/2 cups white flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Place the brown sugar, water, raisins. oil, cinnamon, and cloves
in a heavy-bottomed saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook gently for
5 minutes, then remove from the heat and let cool until the mixture
is comfortably warm to your finger.

While the mixture is cooling, preheat the oven to 3500F. Grease
and flour an 8x4-inch baking pan. Sift together the flour, salt,
baking powder, and baking soda. Add them to the cooled sugar mixture,
beating until no drifts of flour are visible and the batter is
smooth. Stir in the walnuts. Spread evenly in the baking pan and
bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a broomstraw inserted in the center
of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes,
then turn onto a rack to cool completely.

Notes: For a good glaze, even if it is a 90's addition, save back
a bit of the hot spiced water. Mix with confectioner's sugar, a
drop of vanilla, and a pinch salt. Glaze the cake while hot.

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what a wonderful and easy cake, December 27, 2003 - 03:27 AM
Reviewer: shirley martin from Oklahoma USA
I baked this and my goodness it was so moist and just a delicious cake. I had some of the dried fruit left over from my fruitcake and i added it with the raisins and added some walnuts and it made the easiest fruitcake ever and was probably the best fruitcake I ever made Thank You for this wonderful recipe.

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