Nita Bates Dineen – Marcy Dineen Medeiros

This recipe is originally from Marguerite Dineen Gentleman and we all enjoy it.

  • 1-1/2 C sugar
  • 3/4 C shortening
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 2-1/2 C all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp soda added to 1 C raisin water*
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Boil 1 C raisins with 1-1/2 cups water. Drain and reserve 1 cup water for cake.

Cream sugar and shortening. Add eggs. Stir in flour, water, and cinnamon. Bake at 375 until cake breaks away from pan. Serve plain or with a thin glaze of sugar and water or lemon juice.