Raisin and Spice Cake Recipe

Raisin and Spice Cake Recipe

Ingredients: Makes one 900 g / 2 lb loaf

225 g/8 oz soft brown sugar

300 ml water
100 g/4 oz butter or margarine

15 ml/1 tbsp black treacle (molasses)

175 g/6 oz raisins
5 ml/1 tsp ground cinnamon
2.5 ml grated nutmeg
2.5 ml allspice
225 g/8 oz plain (all-purpose) flour
5 ml/1 tsp baking powder
5 ml/1 tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)

Method:

Melt the sugar, water, butter or margarine, treacle, raisins and spices in a small pan over a medium heat, stirring continuously. Bring to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and beat in the remaining ingredients. Spoon the mixture into a greased and lined 900 g/2 lb loaf tin (pan) and bake in a preheated oven at 180C/ 350F/gas mark 4 for 50 minutes until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.

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