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Easy Raisin Cake Recipe

Easy Raisin Cake

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"A not too sweet cake packed with raisins. Perfect with coffee or tea and a wonderful departure from the typically sweet holiday goodies."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 10x10 inch cake Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease one 10 x 10 inch baking pan.
  2. In a large saucepan boil the raising with the water for 10 minutes. Add the butter or margarine and let cool.
  3. In the same pan add the flour, soda, salt, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and chopped nuts (optional), mix well and pour batter into a lightly greased 10x10 inch baking pan
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 35 minutes. Serves 8 to 12.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 09, 2007

The nutmeg and cinnamon combination was awesome! It smelled so good! But, my cake was a flop; it looked good on the outside but was starchy in the inside... gave the appearance of play dough... too much water? The measurements and temperature were right, and I even left the cake in the oven longer... but...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 30, 2009

Didn't like this at all!

Mar 21, 2005

Very good! I used whole wheat flour and it turned out great! I will probably leave out 1/4c sugar next time, as it is sweeter than I thought- but very delicious. Thank-you!

Dec 31, 2007

I have tried so many recipes on this site but this is my first review coz I am truly impressed at how such an easy and simplified recipe could taste so good and still be foolproof. It turned out light, moist and even better than some of the best fruit cakes I've tried. At first, I was worried when I saw there were no eggs nor baking powder in the recipe and was wondering how the cake could possibly rise, but it turned out just fine. My husband and kids loved it. I would reduce the sugar to 3/4 cup the next time I bake it only because we like cakes less sweet...but this recipe on its own is really PERFECT! Absolutely for keeps!

May 27, 2005

This was delicious. I also used whole wheat flour, to make it more healthy. It tastes very much like honey cake, but without the honey.

Aug 13, 2009

This recipe was rather dry when I mixed it, so I added three eggs, and it has turned out very well.

Aug 23, 2007

This is very close to my family recipe. Try substituting buttermilk for your liquid instead of the raisin water. Also, we do frost the cake with a Caramel frosting. For the frosting, melt 1/4 c butter in a saucepan on med-low heat. Stir in 1/2 c packed brown sugar and bring to a good boil. Add 2T milk and return to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in 1/2 tsp vanilla and 1 c powdered sugar, sifted. Whisk till smooth and pour over the top of the cake. This will set up nicely, yet still be soft.

Jul 18, 2008

This cake is so easy and quick to make and every loved it.


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  • Calories
  • 150 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.8 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 7.2 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 1.9 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 129 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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