Perfect for a pot luck or a family gathering. Fast and easy to make and, as the name says Yum Yum! This spice cake recipe came from my Grandmother. I had a piece at a family reunion dinner and couldn't leave without the recipe! Yum Yum!
1 pound Seeded raisins
1/2 cup Shortening
2 cups Water
2 cups Sugar
1 tsp Cloves (spice)
1 tsp Nutmeg (spice)
2 tsp Cinnamon (spice)
1 tsp Salt
1 large tsp Baking soda
1 cup Cold water
4 cups Flour
Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~
Pan Type ~ 9 x 9 inch cake pan
Put raisins, shortening and water in saucepan and boil for 10 minutes.
In a separate bowl, add the sugar, soda, salt and spices. Mix well.
Stir the hot raisin mixture into the sugar.
Add in 1 cup cold water. Mix to dissolve spices.
Stir in 4 cups of flour.
Bake up this wonderfully delicious yum yum spice cake in prepare cake pan. Bake Yum Yum Cake for allotted time.
Did you say you're on a diet?
No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?
Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
But first put on your jogging outfit.
Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.
Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.
And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!