Recipe: War Cake

CAKEs of almost every description contain eggs, but very good CAKE can be made without eggs, as in the accompanying recipe. This CAKE, which is known as war CAKE, contains only a small quantity of butter. Raisins increase its food value and spices are used for flavoring.


  •  2 c. sugar
  •  2 Tb. butter
  •  2 c. water
  •  1 lb. raisins
  •  3-1/2 c. flour
  •  1 tsp. salt
  •  1 tsp. cinnamon
  •  1 tsp. allspice
  •  1 tsp. mace
  •  1 tsp. nutmeg
  •  1/2 tsp. cloves
  •  1 tsp. soda

Boil the sugar, butter, water, and raisins together, and cool. Then to the flour add the salt, spices, and soda, and sift these into the boiled mixture. Pour into a loaf-CAKE pan and bake.

Woman’s Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4
by Woman’s Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences (Year 1928)