DEPRESSION CAKE

DEPRESSION CAKE

1/2 c. lard or vegetable shortening
2 c. sugar
1 c. cold water
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. cinnamon
1/4 t. nutmeg
1/4 t. ginger
1 T. baking soda
4 1/2 c. flour

Mix all ingredients then add nuts if desired. Bake in a greased and floured loaf pan at 325* F. for 1 hour and 15 minutes.