over 100 years old

100 Year Old Pork Cake

  • 1 lb. salt pork(all fat)
  • 1 pt. boiling water
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 egg, well beaten
  • 1t. baking soda
  • 1t. nutmeg
  • 1t. cinnamon
  • 1t. cloves
  • 1lb. raisins
  • 6 cups flour

Put pork through grinder, add boiling water and let stand until lukewarm. Stir in sugar, spices, soda , egg and molasses. Sift flour and raisins to pork mixture, stirring until well blended. Pour into well greased baking pans and bake for 2 hours at 300
This cake can be eaten as soon as baked and cooled or it will keep for weeks