Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Al's Favorite Coffee Cake

My older brother's wife makes this every year and he just loves it. Try it to see if you feel the same way too!
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2 c. strong coffee
2 Tbsp. cocoa
2 c. sugar
1 c. raisins
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 unbeaten eggs
1/2 tsp ground cloves
2 c. all purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 c. shortening

Preheat oven at 350 degrees. Combine coffee, 1 c. sugar, cocoa and raisins in saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer for 10 minutes then cool. Cream shortening, 1 c. sugar and vanilla together into mixing bowl. Add eggs unbeaten one at a time then beat well. Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg together then add ground cloves and mix. Combine all ingredients into a lightly greased and floured Pyrex dish and bake for one hour

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