Old-Fashioned Raisin Cake

Greetings, baking enthusiasts! Today, I’m taking you back in time with a cherished recipe from my kitchen – the Old-Fashioned Raisin Cake. This recipe brings out a taste of nostalgia, perfect for gatherings, or when you just need a slice of simple, old-school comfort. Let’s get baking!


1 cup raisins
1 cup water
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
2 eggs, beaten

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
In a small saucepan, combine raisins and water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool; do not drain.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Beat in the eggs.
In another bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and salt.
Gradually add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture, mixing well.
Fold in the cooled raisins along with any remaining liquid and walnuts.
Pour the batter into a greased and floured 8-inch square baking pan.
Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
🌟 Serving Suggestion: Dust with powdered sugar or serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra special treat!

Can’t wait to see your photos and hear your thoughts on this timeless recipe. Bake, enjoy, and share your stories of this raisin delight!

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