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 egg
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.


Linda said...

Do you boil all the drried fruit or just the raisins? If you don't, when do you add the cranberries, cherries anf blueberries?

The American Homemaker said...

I boil them all together :)