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Party Cake

When I hear party cake, I’m usually thinking of birthday cake or wedding cake confections….maybe a sheet cake decorated with icing, lots of it.  Well, in this recipe I guess they’re thinking heavy.  Mom used to make raisin cakes quite a bit, so maybe for her, that meant “party”.

Party Cake

1/2 cup shortening
2/3 cup sugar
1 egg
1 cup sifted enriched flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon powdered cloves
1 cup fine graham cracker crumbs
1 cup raisins
1 cup walnut meats, chopped
1 cup sweetened apple sauce

Cream shortening.  Gradually beat in egg.  Sift together flour, salt, baking powder and spices.  Combine with crumbs, raisins and nut meats.  Add applesauce and flour mixture alternately to sugar mixture.  Pour into greased 8-inch square pan and bake in a 350-degree oven about fifty minutes.

Appropriate topping is confectioners’ lemon frosting.  To 12/4 cup boiling water, milk or fruit juice sift enough confectioners’ sugar to make a spreading consistency, add lemon flavor to taste.



One response »

  1. sounds yummy!



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