---------- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.05
       Title: MOM'S SPICE CAKE
  Categories: Cakes
       Yield: 1 Cake
     1/2 c  Shortening
       1 c  Sugar
       2    Eggs
       2 c  Flour
     1/4 ts Salt
     1/4 ts Baking soda
       1 ts Baking powder
       1 ts Cinnamon
     1/2 ts Cloves
       1 ts Nutmeg
       1 ts Allspice
     1/4 ts Ground ginger
       1 c  Milk
       1 c  Chopped nutmeats
       1 c  Floured “white” raisins
   blend shortening, sugar, and eggs.
   sift together flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and spices.
   Add milk to egg mixture, then gradually add flour mixture, nutmeats and
   Bake for 1 hour at 325degF.
   Mom always used an old-style “tube pan”.  She always said the raisins were
   “optional”, but I found it too dry without the raisins.
   Tip: plump up the raisins by soaking in warm water 1/2 hr prior to flouring
   Charlotte Welch