Eggless Spice Cake

Eggless Spice Cake

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This kind of cake is sometimes called a depression cake or wartime cake as it contains no eggs or milk. It is dark and spicy.


Makes: 1 cake

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups (285ml) water
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup margarine
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
  • 5 teaspoons baking powder

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hour5min 

  1. In a saucepan, combine brown sugar, water, raisins, margarine, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon. Bring to a boil and simmer for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  2. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a 23cm square cake tin. Sift together flour and baking powder.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the raisin mixture with the flour mixture. Pour into prepared tin.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean.

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