Three cupfuls of light brown sugar, 1/2 cup of sweet lard and yolk of
one egg creamed together until light. Then add 1-1/2 cups sour milk
alternately with 4 cups of flour and 1-1/2 teaspoonfuls of cinnamon;
1-1/2 teaspoonfuls of ginger, 1/2 teaspoonful of cloves and half of a
grated nutmeg, 1 tablespoonful of thinly shaved or grated citron is an
improvement to cake, but may be omitted. Beat all together, then add 1
teaspoonful of soda dissolved in a small quantity of the sour milk.
Lastly, add the stiffly beaten white of one egg and one cup seeded
raisins dredged with a little flour. Put the cake batter in a large,
well-greased fruit cake pan, lined with paper which had been greased
and a trifle of flour sifted over, and bake in an oven with a steady
heat about one hour and fifteen minutes. This is a very good,
_inexpensive_ cake and will keep moist some time if kept in a tin cake
box. The fruit might be omitted, but it improves the cake.