Raisin Cake

    1 hour 35 minutes

    I love to make this raisin cake dessert whether as a cake or a loaf. I can assure you it's delicious!

    5 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 270g butter
    • 1 1/3 cups (265g) white sugar
    • 4 eggs
    • 2 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
    • 3 1/2 cups (440g) plain flour
    • 4 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 1/2 cups (220g) raisins
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) brandy

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Extra time:30min soaking  ›  Ready in:1hour35min 

    1. Soak raisins in brandy for 1/2 hour.
    2. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease a 25cm round pan, or a loaf tin.
    3. Cream butter with sugar. Add 4 eggs, lemon zest, flour and baking powder. Mix well. Add brandy and raisins.
    4. Bake for about 50 minutes. Cut into wedges to serve.
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    Really enjoyed this and I'm not even that big a fan of raisins. I sub'd 1/2 cup of the raisins for 1/2 cup of currants just because I had them on hand. It makes a wonderfully moist loaf...not really pudding-ish at all. Will enjoy this especially at breakfast time. 50 mins was spot on as far as baking time for me too. Thank you for this recipe!  -  02 Apr 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I made this without the Brandy. It was WONDERFUL even without it. (I "plumped" the Raisins in almost-hot Water for 10 minutes before adding. I think that helped.)  -  25 Oct 2014  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I omitted the brandy use sunquick juice concentrate. Other wise followed the recipe A to Z. Yummy ! Serve it with any kinds if icecream . Marvellous.!  -  11 Mar 2017  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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