Moist Raisin Cake

    1 hour 15 minutes

    The secret to a great raisin cake is to plump up the raisins in boiling water before adding to the batter. This is a great snack for guests with tea or coffee.

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    Serves: 24 

    • 2 cups raisins
    • 1 litre water
    • 250g butter
    • 1 1/2 cups (330g) white sugar
    • 1/2 cup (90g) packed brown sugar
    • 3 1/4 cups (400g) plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 2 teaspoons bicarb soda
    • 1 cup chopped walnuts

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hour15min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a 20x30cm pan.
    2. In a saucepan combine raisins and water. Bring to a boil and let boil for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and add butter, sugar and brown sugar. Stir to mix and allow to cool.
    3. In a large bowl, mix the flour, salt, cinnamon and bicarb soda. Add the raisin mixture and the nuts. Stir together until smooth.
    4. Pour batter into pan. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.

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    . Very moist and delicious.I frosted the cake with cinnamon frosting.I feel cooking time is not enough because after 40 minutes the cake was still not done.  -  02 Jun 2000  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This cake was really yummy & moist. It stayed very moist even after a few days. Everyone in my house loved it - I doubled the walnuts, added 1 tspn. vanilla extract & 1 tspn. walnut extract to the raisin mixture (after cooling). I also substituted margarine for butter because I didn't have any and it was fine.  -  18 Apr 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is our first raisin cake and it was Very Easy & Very Good. We baked ours for 35 minutes , to be super it was super moist and good. Then it wasn't over cooked. When the raisins and water were done boiling i removed them from the heat & put the butter & sugars right into the hot water to melt. I didn't wait for it to cool. Just went ahead and mixed in the flour and other ingredients. We didn't add the nuts. We also sprinkled 10X sugar on top. Came out great, will be making again. Thanks  -  16 Feb 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)