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Old-Fashioned Spice Cake Recipe
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Old-Fashioned Spice Cake

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"This recipe for spice cake with raisins is simply good with a cream cheese frosting."

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Original recipe makes 2 layer cake Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    1 hr


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 8 inch pans. In a saucepan, simmer the raisins in the water on medium low heat.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the sugar and shortening until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg. Sift together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. Blend these dry ingredients into the sugar mixture. Mix thoroughly.
  3. Strain the raisins. Discard the raisin pulp. Add water to the raisin juice to make 3/4 cup liquid, and add to the batter. Add the chopped nuts. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the top springs back when lightly touched. Cool the cake on a wire rack, and frost.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 27, 2010

Flavor is excellent. I left out the rasins as I am not a rasin fan. Used Pecans instead of walnuts. Due to other reviews about the rising issue I added 1/2 tsp Baking Powder. My rose fine. I cooked in a Bundt pan for 40 mins at 350

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 03, 2004

My cake didn't rise and was done in half of the time. I will try it again. But tasted great!

Jan 08, 2004

Was quite nice

Jan 13, 2007

I was disappointed. My cake didn't rise, only 1 inch high. I used Crisco Butter Shortening and it had a greasy taste. Although with the cream cheese icing it we were ab;e tp eat it. I would not fix it again.

Oct 29, 2014

Recipe was good although made a few changes. I added a half of teaspoon of baking powder, two tablespoons of molasses, and instead of one egg, I used two.... It came out really delicious!!!!

Oct 09, 2013

Exactly what I was looking for. As a kid we used a box mix and now that I make the effort to scratch bake I did not think I could replicate the past. We omitted nuts and raisins. Used apple juice to make up for the omitted raisin juice. Other changes were using 1/2 butter 1/2 shortening, 1 tsp baking soda and a pinch of salt. Turned batter into cupcakes. The batter rose fine and made really beautiful shaped cupcakes.

Apr 04, 2011

The cake was dry and very flat. The flavor was good but wouldn't recommend or make again.

Jun 05, 2013

Just used this recipe as a tier for my sister's wedding. It was such a big hit that some people didn't get to try so I have to make another one!


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  • Calories
  • 266 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 36.9 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 12.4 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 3.5 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 61 mg
  • 2%

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

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