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Civil War Cake
(Eggless, Butterless, Milkless Cake)

1 lb. raisins
2 cups water
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup shortening
4 1/2 cups cake flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cloves
1 cup nuts (optional)

Combine raisins, sugar, 1 cup of water, shortening, salt and spices
in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, simmer 3 minutes, stirring
occasionally, then cool till lukewarm, then add the other cup of
water. Dissolve soda in 2 teaspoons of water, set aside. Stir
sifted and measured flour into raisin mixture and beat until smooth.
Add dissolved soda last. Pour into greased floured 13x9 pan and
bake 50-55 minutes at 350 degrees. It may also be cooked in a tube
pan.


Caramel Frosting

3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 tsp salt
3 tablespoons butter
2 1/4 cups sifted confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Combine sugar, water and salt in a saucepan. Cook 6 minutes, stirring
often. Cool to lukewarm and stir in bsp. of butter. Then gradually
stir in confectioners sugar, beating until smooth. Stir in vanilla
and spread on cake.

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