Spanish Spice Cake

Spanish Spice Cake


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This is a beautifully chewy cake filled with raisins and chopped walnuts. It's great for afternoon tea.


Serves: 24 

  • 4 cups (1 litre) water
  • 2 cups raisins
  • 250g margarine
  • 4 cups (500g) plain flour
  • 2 cups (400g) white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons bicarb soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Lightly grease one 13x23cm cake tin.
  2. Cook raisins and water for 10 minutes over medium heat. Stir in the margarine. Remove from heat and let mixture cool.
  3. Combine flour, sugar, salt, bicarb soda, ground cloves, ground nutmeg, ground cinnamon, ground allspice and salt. Add flour mixture to the cooled raisin mixture and blend well. Stir in the beaten eggs. Add the chopped nuts (if desired). Pour batter into prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 35 minutes.

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