My Spanish Bar Cake Is Easy and Delicious

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My recipe is easy, tasty, and a moist great keeping fruit and spice cake!

 

When you want an explosion of flavors in one deeply satisfying cake, then you need to try my Spanish Bar Cake recipe.  This rich moist spice cake is loaded with plumped raisins before being finished with your favorite creamy white icing that makes it so delicious.

Just like my other recipes, this is another easy cake to bake.  Basically, you just measure, boil, sift, and stir the ingredients before depositing in your cake pan and baking.  In fact, you don’t even need to take out your electric mixer.  Instead, you can just stir with your wooden spoon, if you care to.

The most labor that you’ll put into this recipe is to make a creamy confectioners’ sugar icing!

I hope you give my recipe a try sometime because it is delicious and does keep well.  Another great spice cake that I make is my apple-carrot spice cake.  I hope that you also check that recipe out as well.

 

My Spanish Bar Cake

 

2 cups of raisins
4 cups of water
1 cup of shortening or canola oil
2 cups of sugar
2 teaspoons of baking soda, leveled
4 cups of flour
1 teaspoon of ground cloves
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of nutmeg
1 teaspoon of allspice or pumpkin pie spice
½ teaspoons of salt
2 teaspoons of vanilla
1 tablespoon of molasses
2 large eggs
White Creamy Frosting of Your Choice

Add the water to the raisins and boil steadily for 10 minutes.

Next, add shortening or oil and let the boiled mixture cool.

Sift flour, sugar, soda, salt, and spices in your mixing bowl.

Add cooled raisin mixture to the sifted dry ingredients and combine well.

Now add the eggs, one at a time.

Grease a 13″ x 9″ pan and bake in a 350-degree oven for about 35-40 minutes, depending on how your oven is regulated.  Test with a toothpick or slender knife to see if anything sticks.

Frost with your favorite white icing once the cake completely cools.

ENJOY!

Spanish Bar Cake
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 
This rich moist spice cake is loaded with plumped raisins before being finished with your favorite creamy white icing.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: spanish bar cake
Ingredients
  • 2 cups of raisins
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 cup of shortening or canola oil
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of baking soda leveled
  • 4 cups of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon of allspice or pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ teaspoons of salt
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon of molasses
  • 2 large eggs
  • White Creamy Frosting of Your Choice
Instructions
  1. Add the water to the raisins and boil steadily for 10 minutes.
  2. Next, add shortening or oil and let the boiled mixture cool.
  3. Sift flour, sugar, soda, salt, and spices in your mixing bowl.
  4. Add cooled raisin mixture to the sifted dry ingredients and combine well.
  5. Now add the eggs, one at a time.
  6. Grease a 13″ x 9″ pan and bake in a 350-degree oven for about 35-40 minutes, depending on how your oven is regulated.  Test with a toothpick or slender knife to see if anything sticks.
  7. Frost with your favorite white icing once the cake completely cools.
  8. ENJOY!
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2 Comments

  1. Joe Soika
    July 31, 2022 / 7:09 am

    Didn’t make it yet but I would like the simple icing recipe too! This recipe looks exactly like a cake my parents use to buy in Canada in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s when going there with them and it brings back a lot of Great memories and a delious cake which was called the exact name Spanish Bar cake!
    Thank you for the recipe, Joe

    • nuts4stuff
      Author
      July 31, 2022 / 3:56 pm

      Hi Joe,

      I think you’re going to love this cake.

      You can use this recipe for the icing:

      Creamy Simple Frosting: 3 cups of confectioners’ sugar, 1/4 cup of butter, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and 1/4 cup of milk

      You will need an electric mixer to thoroughly cream all the ingredients together until creamy and a fluffy consistency.

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