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Eggless, butterless, sugarless, milkless cake

Last post Jun 01, 2004 9:34 AM by recipefreak_OH . 8 replies.

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  • Eggless, butterless, sugarless, milkless cake
    Found this in an old recipe book used during the the World War. The recipe sounds impossible to be a any type of cake at all. No flour? I'm not sure it was printed right but this is all there was. Anyone want to volunteer a review?


    2 c. hot water
    2 tsp. lard
    1 pkg. raisins
    1 tsp. salt
    1 tsp. cloves
    1 tsp. cinnamon

    Boil these for 5 minutes after they begin to bubble. When cold, add:
    1 tsp. soda dissolved in hot water

    Bake in 2 loaves, 45 minutes in a slow oven. This cake improves by keeping. During the war this recipe was not given away, but sold for 10 cents to benefit the Red Cross.

  • RE: Eggless, butterless, sugarless, milkless cake
    Grandma's Eggless, Butterless, Milkless Cake
    A moist chocolate cake. Makes 1 - 9 x 13 inch cake (18
    Printed from Allrecipes, Submitted by Tina Demasi-Lemons
    3 cups all-purpose flour
    2 cups white sugar
    6 tablespoons unsweetened
    cocoa powder
    2 teaspoons baking soda
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    2/3 cup vegetable oil
    2 cups water
    2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
    2 teaspoons vanilla extract

    1 In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients together.
    2 Combine all the wet ingredients together in another bowl.
    3 Pour the liquid ingredients all at once into the dry
    ingredients, and beat until smooth.
    4 Pour batter into a greased 9 x 13 inch pan.
    5 Bake in a preheated 350 degees F (175 degrees C) oven
    for 20-25 minutes. Let cool in pan. When cool sprinkle
    with confectioners' sugar.

  • RE: Eggless, butterless, sugarless, milkless cake

    from The Good Housekeeping Cook Book, 7th Edition

    1 c. brown sugar, firmly packed
    1 1/4 c. water
    1/3 c. vegetable shortening
    2/3 c. raisins
    1/2 tsp. nutmeg
    2 tsp. cinnamon
    1/2 tsp. powdered cloves
    1 tsp. salt
    1 tsp. baking soda
    2 tsp. water
    2 c. sifted all-purpose flour
    1 tsp. baking powder

    Boil brown sugar, 1 1/4 c. water, shortening, raisins, and spices
    together for 3 minutes. Cool. Dissolve baking soda in 2 tsp water;
    add it, and the salt, to the sugar mixture. Sift baking powder and
    flour together; add gradually to the sugar mixture, beating smooth
    after each addition. Bake in a greased and floured 8" X 8" X 2" pan
    in a moderate oven of 325 deg. about 50 minutes, or until done. Needs
    no frosting.
  • RE: Eggless, butterless, sugarless, milkless cake
    I did a quick search and found the exact recipe on I am certain something has been left out! It is strange that would have this recipe printed wrong. I may have to try it. I do have some lard!
  • RE: Eggless, butterless, sugarless, milkless cake
    this recipe is right and it is so good. my Mom ussed to make this a lot thanks for posting I had lst her recipe but this is just like the one she done and then at Christmas she would add dried fruit cut up for a fruitcake and it also wad very good

    thanks for posting this now I can start making it again...

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  • RE: Eggless, butterless, sugarless, milkless cake
    Wow! amgrannymac! Thank you for letting me know it is a good recipe after all. I can't wait to make it.
  • RE: Eggless, butterless, sugarless, milkless cake
    I agree with JenniHusker. Looks like part of the recipe is missing. JMHO and I've been wrong before lol.
  • RE: Eggless, butterless, sugarless, milkless cake
    In this recipe, the flour and baking soda are listed in with the instructions, rather than in the list of ingredients.


    2 c. raisins
    2 c. sugar
    2 c. water
    2 tsp. salt
    2 tsp. cloves
    4 tsp. cinnamon
    4 level tsp. shortening

    Boil about 5 minutes; cool. Add 2 teaspoons baking soda
    in 1/4 cup water. Add 2 1/4 cups flour. Bake in greased and
    floured 13 x 9-inch pan at 325 degrees to 350 degrees until done.