Saturday, January 22, 2011

Easy Raisin / Sultana Cake - Margaret Ullrich

I know... I know...  
In November we were all going to bake dozens of cookies and cakes.  
Okay.  We did bake a few.  
Then things got crazy.

Now it's January.  
It's almost guaranteed that you've got a few bags of dried fruit just sitting on the shelves.  

Got raisins?  Got cake.

                        Raisin Cake

grease an 8" square pan         
preheat oven to 350º           

Place in a medium pot
1 Cup raisins or sultanas
2 Cups water
Boil gently for 5 minutes.
Drain, reserving  1 1/2 Cups of the liquid in a large bowl.

Add to liquid
1 Tablespoon oil

2 Cups flour
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 Cup sugar
Stir into the raisin liquid quickly and thoroughly.
Stir in raisins.
Turn batter into prepared pan.
Bake 35 minutes.

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