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You Asked For It: Canadian War Cake

I would like a recipe for Canadian war cake. Thank you.

Dominic Miranda, Palm Harbor

A recipe for this cake was originally published in 1918 in a community cookbook during World War I when rationing made eggs and butter scarce, according to Ian Mosby, a Canadian food historian. Katherine Tapp of Oldsmar shares a recipe she got from a friend many years ago. This is an easy recipe to make but it's important to know that it should sit for a day before slicing and serving. I did slice and taste the cake (that looks more like a bread) right after it cooled because I know some of you will do that. I implore you to wait. It's much more flavorful the next day. It's full of raisins. If you only like a few, cut back the amount.

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Recipes tested by Times correspondent Ellen Folkman unless otherwise noted. Send requests to You Asked For It, P.O. Box 1159, Crystal Beach, FL 34681 or email [email protected] Include your name, city and phone number.

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