How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • Lightly grease one 9 x 13 pan
  • Cook raisins and water for 10 minutes over medium heat.
  • Stir in theshortening.
  • Remove from heat and let mixture cool.
  • Combine flour, sugar,baking soda, ground cloves, ground nutmeg, ground cinnamon, groundallspice and salt.
  • Add flour mixture to the cooled raisin mixture andblend well.
  • Stir in the beaten eggs.
  • Add the chopped nuts (if desired).
  • Pour batter into prepared pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for35 minutes, OR, until center springs back when lightly touched.
  • When cakeis cool, spread your favorite vanilla frosting on top.

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  • slbolin2 3 years ago
    FYI - The original Jane Parker Spanish Bar Cake sold in the A&P where my mom worked for 37 years DID NOT have nuts, only raisins. If you like nuts, that's fine; but, I don't add them because I want my Spanish Bar Cake to be more like the Jane Parker original.
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    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    fantastic cake recipe thanks
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    bluewaterandsand ate it and said...
    I sure remember them and they are fantastic!
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    minitindel ate it and said...
    wow this is a different one i like it thanks
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  • baker1313 6 years ago
    Wow I do remember this cake! My grandmother would pick one up for me and my brothers every now and then when we were kids-now I could make it for mine-thanks for sharing and the memories!!
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  • gardener61 6 years ago
    This was my Dad's favorite and I haven't seen or heard about it in years. Will definately try . Thanks for sharing it!!
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  • angelgal 6 years ago
    Boy, does that bring back memories!! Loved those things!!!
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