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Poor Man's Cake

Poor Man's Cake

Think you can't enjoy a sweet treat when you're living on a tight budget? Think again! With simple, inexpensive ingredients, this Poor Man's Cake Recipe is a yummy way to end your meal.

Cooking Time: 55 min

Ingredients
  • 1 pound raisins
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 cups water
  • 4 tablespoons shortening
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300F degrees.
     
  2. Combine the raisins, sugar, and water in a saucepan and cook for 10 minutes over medium heat.
     
  3. Add the shortening and let mixture cool.
     
  4. Stir in the salt, baking soda, allspice, cinnamon, flour, and nuts and transfer to a 9"x13" baking pan.
     
  5. Bake at 300F degrees for 45 minutes.
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