Holiday Recipe #2

Missionary Cake

This was always a favorite in our house when I was a kid.  Filling the whole house with the smell of "you are loved here", it's sure to be a favorite for your family, too.  Enjoy!

From Mom 1974

Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour  2 loaf pans or one 9 x 13 baking dish.

1 lb. Raisins                        3 ½ C. water
2 C.  Sugar                          ½ C.     shortening, lard or coconut oil
1 tsp. Cinnamon 1 tsp.  ground cloves
2 tsp. Baking Soda            4 C.     unsifted flour

*Add soda and water last.

Cook raisins in 2 C. water for 30 minutes.
Take from stove and add 1 C. water, 2 C. sugar, Shortening and spices. 
Let cool and mix with flour.  Add baking soda dissolved in water.
Mix well.

Bake at 350o 45-55 minutes.
Test for doneness by gently sliding a table knife into the top of the
cake(s).  When done, knife comes out clean.

Serve warm or cool.  Top with freshly whipped cream.