Cactus Jack Cake Recipe

Cactus Jack Cake
Servings: 12

John Nance Garner (Cactus Jack) served in the Texas Legislature and later served as Speaker of the House of Representatives in Washington D C. He was elected Vice-President of the United States in 1932 and commented that it was the only demotion he ever had. This was a favorite cake of Mr. Garners. It was originally published in the "Progressive Farmer" magazine.

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  • 1/2 raisins

  • 2 shortening

  • 2 sugar

  • 1/2 ground cinnamon

  • 2 ground cloves

  • 1/2 boiling water

  • 2 hot water

  • 3 3/4 baking soda

  • 1 flour

  • salt

If you have prepared the ingredients needed, now time to start cooking. There are 4 steps you must follow to make Cactus Jack Cake in your home by yourself.

Directions: How to Make Cactus Jack Cake

  1. Add raisens, shortening, sugar, cinnamon, and cloves to 2 cups boiling water and simmer for 10 minutes.

  2. Let cool, then add 1/2 cup hot tap water with soda disolved in it.

  3. Sift together flour and salt and add to mixture.

  4. Bake in a greased 10X6 inch loaf pan at 275 degrees for 1 1/2 hours or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

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