Bake an Old Fashioned Molasses Raisin-Walnut Cake

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Bake this Old Fashioned Molasses Raisin-Walnut cake on a cool day and warm up your kitchen and tummy at the same time! Your Grandma would be proud!

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This recipe looks great to serve to guests or family anytime. Take it to your next picnic or potluck. Have fun and Happy Baking!

Step 1

In a mixing bowl, cream together with electric mixer 1/4 C shortening and 1/2 C sugar until light and fluffy. Add 1 well beaten large egg, 1/2 C molasses, and 1 t. Pure Vanilla Extract. Beat all together thoroughly.

Step 2

In a small bowl, Dredge and coat 1/2 C chopped walnuts and 1/2 C seedless raisins in 1/4 C flour. (This helps them “float” better in the batter instead of sinking to the bottom.)

Step 3

In another bowl, combine with whisk, 2 C. flour, 1/2 t. salt, 1 1/2 t. baking powder, and 1/4 t. baking soda.

Step 4

Add the dry ingredients alternately with 1/2 C. Milk. Beat with wooden spoon only until smooth. Fold in the raisin/nut mixture.

Step 5

Pour batter into a square shallow pan that has been greased and floured. Bake for 25 minutes at 375 degrees.

Step 6

Be sure to check out my many other recipe articles in Bukisa! Have fun and Happy Baking this Old Fashioned Molasses Raisin-Walnut Cake!


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