Inexpensive Spice Cake

1/2 cup shortening

2 cups brown sugar

grated rind of lemon

2 eggs, 3 cups flour

1 lb. seeded raisins

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

dash of cloves and nutmeg

Boil raisins in 1 1/2 cups water twenty minutes.

Mix shortening, sugar, lemon rind, eggs and spices, add one cup flour

then raisins drained but still hot. Then the other two cups flour and

1/2 cup of the water in which the raisins were boiled to which add 1

teaspoon bi-carbonate soda.

Bake in gem pans in moderate oven. This makes 30 cakes which can be iced

with white or chocolate icing.