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Poor Man's Cake

Poor Man's Cake

We had this frequently through the "war years." We also took it on picnics and made it for dessert at church funerals.

Poor Man's Cake
Preheat oven to 350

I lb cooked raisins (simmer for 15 mins in 2 cups water) - 1 stick butter or margarine - 2 cups sugar - 1 cup water (use raisin water and add more
if needed to make full cup) 1 tsp cinnamon - 1 tsp cloves - 1 tsp nutmeg - 1 tbs baking soda - 4 cups flour

Mix all ingredients together.  Bake at 350 in a greased and floured 9 x 13 inch pan for 1 hour or until done.  Check with toothpick or touch and see if top
springs back.