Thursday, April 19, 2012
I used to make this a lot, but I realized I hadn't made it for a couple of years and decided it was time again! It's so delightful! You can use muffin pans, loaf pans or a cake pan. The cake is great leftover and it's even good for breakfast!
1 c. dried fruit (I use a mix of dried cherries, cranberries, blueberries & raisins)
1 1/2 c. cold water
Put raisins and/or dried fruit into a pot with the water. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Keep covered and cool for 30 minutes or so.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix:
1 1/2 c whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp soda
1/2 tsp allspice
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 c. walnuts (if desired)
Set aside. In a large bowl, mix:
1 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. margarine, melted
Add the raisin mixture and the flour mixture. Pour into greased pan(s). Bake at 350 for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in comes out clean. Let cool before removing from pan.