Raisin Spice Cake (Almost exactly like A & P Spice Cake)

Raisin Spice Cake
(Almost exactly like A & P Spice Cake)
2 cups sifted all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup raisins
2 cups water
1 egg
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Preheat over to 350 degrees. Prepare 13 x 9 pan

Sift flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt

Boil raising rapidly in the 2 cups water in an uncovered
medium-size saucepan for 10 minutes. Transfer raisins and
their liquid to large bowl.
Cool to lukewarm. Stir in egg, then shortening and sugar,
then flour mixture. Add nuts. Put into prepared pan.

Bake 25 minutes or until tests done. Cool

Frost with Orange Frosting (I think A & P just had plain vanilla
frosting-not orange)

Beat 2 cups 10 X sugar, 2 tablespoons orange juice and 1
tablespoon melted butter in a bowl until smooth and spreadable.