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Newsletter for Linda on 07/08/09 regarding Depression
cake.

My mother, Aunt, and Grandmother all made this cake.
They called it "Poor Man's Cake". It is delicious. We make ours in two bread pans.

Poor Man's Cake

1 cup raisins cooked in 2 cups water almost dry.
Mix raisins with 1 cup shortening to dissolve while raisins are warm.
2 cups sugar
1 cup cold water
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 tablespoon cocoa
3/4 teaspoon salt
3 to 3 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda *
2 tablespoons hot water and mix with soda *
1 cup chopped walnuts(if you like)

Mix all of the above and place in two loaf bread pans that have been greased and floured. Bake at 350 degrees for a half hour and then turn oven up to 375 degrees and bake another half hour.
Cool and take out of pan. Slice like for bread. Enjoy.
Lois

http://www.nancyskitchen.com

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