Mabel Sledge Hicks...Mom's Memorable Boiled Spice Cake
In a large sauce pan place butter (or margarine), sugar, raisins, water, spices and salt. Stir and bring
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine
2 cups granulated sugar (or a
combination of granulated sugar
and brown sugar )
2 cups raisins
2 cups water
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups sifted flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
Chopped nuts (optional)
to boil, then boil for 1 minute. Let cool for 5-10 minutes. Meanwhile, combine flour and baking soda.
Beat into the boiled mixture and add nuts if desired. Grease and flour a 9" X 13" cake pan (or used a
Bundt or round cake pans if desired), bake at 350-degrees F for 20-25 minutes (35-45 minutes for
Bundt cake). For Bundt cake, cool 10 minutes in pan, then invert onto wire rack and cool completely.
After cooling, ice with a butter icing, top with Cool Whip®, fruit, nuts, or dust with powdered sugar.
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