War Cake

War Cake (Mabel Banks)

2 cups white sugar
2 cups cold water
2 cups raisins
1 tsp. cloves
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
4 Tbsp. shortening
2 tsp. soda
1/2 cup cold water
3 cups flour

Boil together for 10-15 minutes sugar, water, raisins, spices, salt and shortening. Cool, then add soda which has been dissolved in 1/2 cup cold water; mix well. Add sifted flour and stir thoroughly until blended. Bake in loaf pan or tube pan in moderate oven one hour or until done.

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