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       Title: Poor Man’s Cake
  Categories: Cakes
       Yield: 4 servings
       1 c  Sugar                             1/4 ts Cloves
       2 c  Raisins                             1 x  Pinch Of Salt
       1 c  Lard *                              1 ts Cinnamon (Or To Taste)
     1/4 ts Allspice                       
   *    The original recipe calls for Lard.  I don't know if shortening will
   Boil together all ingredients.  Add water just enough water to cover
   raisins.  Boil until raisins are tender.  Cool.  Add 1 t baking soda and
   enough Unbleached flour to make a stiff batter.  Pour batter into 9-inch
   round cake pan.  Bake in moderate oven until cake springs back when touched
   lightly (about 1 hour at 350 degrees F).  Serve warm or cold with cream,
   custard sauce or powdered sugar frosting.  Walnuts may be added to batter
   just before baking.