1 box raisins
3 tsp. soda
3 c. sugar
3 Tbsp. butter
1 c. nuts
6 c. flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
3 tins Christmas mixed fruit


Cover raisins and soda with 3 cups boiling water. Cover and let stand overnight. The next day, mix raisins with all other ingredients. Bake at 325° for 1 hour. Reduce heat to 300° for 1/2 hour or until toothpick comes out clean. This makes 2 tube pan cakes.