Many of you may not know this but this cake is actually made and eaten during the Feast celebrations of the Catholic faith. This cake is in light of St. Francis. I am not Catholic but I think it is very special how these sacred days are honored.I made this cake and after my first bite was completely smitten by its alluring flavor. I bet some of my Catholic friends wish it was a Feast day every day after eating this dessert.
Take a look at what my pals over at Bless Us O Lord had to say about this great recipe:
The cake recipe has been passed down from my 94-year-old grandma. It is called a Poor Man’s Cake because when my grandma was young, butter and eggs — traditional cake ingredients — were dear (expensive), and raisins, nuts, and spices were plentiful.
Oh, how I love heirloom recipes. Thank you for sharing this with us, Barbara.
3 cups Gold Medal flour
2 cups water
⅓ cup Crisco shortening
½ lb. raisins (I estimate this to be about 2 cups)
To Find Out All The Delicious Ingredients And The Step By Step Directions To Follow, Please Head On Over To The Next Page.