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  Categories: Cakes, Hot/spicy
       Yield: 6 servings
       2 c  Raisins
   1 1/2 c  Water
     1/2 c  Shortening
       2 c  Packed Brown Sugar
       3 c  All-purpose Flour
       1 ts Ground Cinnamon
       1 ts Ground Cloves
     1/4 ts Ground Nutmeg
     1/2 ts Salt
       1 c  Buttermilk or sour milk
       1 ts Baking Soda
       3    Eggs, beaten
            Confectioner’s Sugar
   In a saucepan, combine raisins and water. Cook until plump. Drain and
   set aside raisins, reserving 10 tablespoons cooking liquid. In a
   mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Combine flour, cinnamon,
   cloves, nutmeg, and salt; set aside. Combine milk, soda, eggs, and
   reserved cooking liquid. Add dry ingredients alternately with milk
   mixture to creamed mixture. Stir in cooked raisins. Pour into a
   greased 13 x 9 x 2 baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40
   minutes or until cake tests done. Cool on a wire rack. Just before
   serving, sprinkle with confectioners sugar. Yield: 12 to 15 Servings
   SOURCE: Nancy Johnson, Milton, PA, Reminisce Magazine Sept/Oct 92
   SHARED BY: Jim Bodle 9/92