Moist Raisin Cake

    Moist Raisin Cake


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    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.

    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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