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Cranberry Spice Cake

Ingredients

Cake

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup raisins or dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup nut meats
  • 1 3/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup cranberry sauce, smooth or with whole berries

Frosting

  • 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 4 tablespoons cranberry sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound confectioners' sugar

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour tube pan or two 8-inch cake pans.
  2. Cake: Cream shortening and sugar.
  3. Add egg.
  4. Stir in raisins and nuts.
  5. Combine dry ingredients and sift together. Add to first mixture.
  6. Stir in cranberry sauce.
  7. Pour into prepared pan and bake for about an hour in tube pan or for 30 to 40 minutes in layer pans.
  8. Frosting: Soften cream cheese with cranberry sauce.
  9. Add salt and gradually add sugar, beating until creamy. Spread over cake.

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