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Election Cake


This is an old-fashioned Connecticut specialty. Allow plenty of time when you make it.



  1. Put water into a bowl and sprinkle yeast over it.
  2. Add sugar, salad oil and flour; beat thoroughly.
  3. Cover, and let rise overnight or for at least 6 hours.
  4. Butter 3 loaf pans.
  5. Cream butter, then cream in brown sugar.
  6. Add eggs, then stir in lemon rind and juice.
  7. Sift together dry ingredients.
  8. Add to the butter mixture.
  9. Add raisins and whiskey.
  10. Stir into the yeast batter and beat to blend well.
  11. Divide dough in the pans.
  12. Cover and let rise for 1 hour.
  13. Bake for about 1 hour at 350 degrees F.


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