Raisin Spice Cake Recipe

spice cake with raisins
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  • Total: 55 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yield: 1 Cake (16 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
300 Calories
11g Fat
50g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 Cake (16 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 300
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 199mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 3g
Calcium 68mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This is a brown sugar spice cake recipe with raisins, also known as a boiled spice cake. It's an old-fashioned favorite.


  • 2 cups raisins
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 cups light brown sugar (firmly packed)
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sour milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 eggs (beaten)
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar

Steps to Make It

  1. In a saucepan, combine raisins and water.

  2. Cook until raisins are plump. Reserving 2/3 cup of cooking liquid, drain and set raisins aside.

  3. In a bowl, cream shortening and sugar.

  4. Combine flour, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and salt; set aside.

  5. In a separate bowl, combine milk, soda, eggs, and reserved cooking liquid.

  6. Add dry ingredients alternately with milk mixture to creamed mixture.

  7. Stir in the cooked raisins.

  8. Pour into a greased 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Bake at 350 F for 35 to 40 minutes or until cake tests done.

  9. Cool raisin cake on a wire rack.

  10. Just before serving, sprinkle with confectioners sugar.

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