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Poor Man's Cake

Poor Man's Cake


  • 2 cups raisins
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. nutmeg
  • 1 Tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. soda
  • 2 tsp. baking powder


Cook raisins and hot water for 10 minutes. Cream well sugar, shortening, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, and egg. Add 1 cup cold water to cooked raisins (do not drain) and add to creamed mixture. Mix flour, soda, and baking powder and add to above. Bake in greased and floured 9x13 inch pan in 350 degree F oven, for 30 - 45 minutes until done.

Frost with Caramel Cream Frosting.

Caramel Creme Frosting:

Heat to boiling:

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. margarine
  • 1/4 cup cream

Stir constantly. Remove from heat,


  • 1 tsp. vanilla and powdered sugar until it gets to spreading consistency.

By Robin


Poor Man's Cake

My recipe is called crazy cake.

  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 2 Tbsp. vinegar
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 1 tsp. almond extract

Bake for 45 minutes in a greased and floured cake pan, 9x13. Frost with your own choice (09/08/2006)

By Tina


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