Eggless-Milkless-Butterless Cake

Avoid dairy products altogether with this tasty spice cake.

[quicklook-recipe prep_time=”15 min” cook_time=”45 min” serves=”8-10″ details=”” ]

[ingredients-list title=”Ingredients” serving_size=””]

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


[step-list-wrapper title=”How to make it” time=”60 minutes”]
[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]In a heavy saucepan, combine first seven ingredients. Bring to a boil and boil for 5 minutes. Cool. Place in a mixing bowl. [/step-item]
[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Dissolve baking soda in hot water; add to mixing bowl. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to batter. [/step-item]
[step-item number=”3″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Pour into a greased 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan. Bake at 350°F for about 45 minutes or until cake tests done. Serve with Hard Sauce if desired. [/step-item]


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