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Recipe : Entry # 4837
Rachel Smith
Recipe Title
Depression Cake
Recipe Theme
Tombigbee EC
2 cups sugar
2 cups strong coffee
2 cups dark raisins or diced prunes
1/2 cup shortening
1 medium apple, peeled and shredded
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup chopped walnuts
or pecans
In a medium saucepan, simmer sage, coffee, raisins, shortening and apple together for 10 minutes. Cool 10 minutes. In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, soda, all the spices and nuts. Pour cooled mixture into dry ingredients. Mix well. Pour batter into greased 13x9x2-inch pan and bake in a preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until center of cake springs back when lightly pressed with finger. Cut into squares when cool. Makes 12 squares.