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Irish Raisin Cake Recipe

2 1/2 C. buttermilk
2 C. sugar
5 C. flour
1 C. butter
5 eggs
1 t. cinnamon
1 t. nutmeg
1 t. allspice
2 t. baking soda
dash of salt
16 oz. brown raisins
16 oz. golden raisins
1/2 C. whiskey, optional

Preheat oven to 325�F. and grease a Dutch Oven. Cream sugar and butter in large bowl. Add in eggs one at a time. Add seasonings. Mix baking soda into the buttermilk. Alternate adding flour, buttermilk and raisins into mix. Bake for 2 1/2 to 3 hours in covered Dutch Oven. Cake is finished when knife inserted into middle comes out clean.

Optional- pour 1/2 C. of whiskey over cake immediately after removing from oven. Cake is best when cut after a few days.

Yield: 1 cake



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