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Catholic Recipe: Fig Raisin Cake


  • 1 cups chopped figs
  • 1 cups raisins
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 2 cups flour
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  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 11+
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Try making this cake for the feast of Bl. Junipero Serra. Figs were brought to America by the Spaniards in 1520. The "Mission" fig has been cultivated at the California Franciscan missions since 1770.


Pour boiling water over raisins and figs and allow to stand while preparing other ingredients. Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs. Sift flour, measure, and sift with baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Add alternately with fruit mixture to creamed sugar and shortening. Beat thoroughly. Pour into well-oiled loaf pan. Bake at 375 degrees F. about 40 minutes.

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