---------- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.03
       Title: POOR MAN'S CAKE
  Categories: Desserts, Cakes
       Yield: 4 servings
       1 c  Sugar
       2 c  Raisins
       1 c  Lard *
     1/4 ts Allspice
     1/4 ts Cloves
       1 x  Pinch Of Salt
       1 ts Cinnamon (Or To Taste)
   *    The original recipe calls for Lard.  I don't know
   if shortening will
        work or not.
   ~------------------ 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