Spice Raisin Cake Recipe

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Bernice Morris from Marshfield, Missouri sent in her aunt's recipe for a moist spiced dessert with plenty of raisins. It's so satisfying you won't know the sugar was replaced with sweetener. -Bernice Morris, Marshfield, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups raisins
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup egg substitute
  • Liquid artificial sweetener equivalent to 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 221 calories, 12g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 182mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1 starch, 1 fruit.


  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, cook raisins and water until water is absorbed. Transfer to a bowl; add applesauce, oil, egg substitute, sweetener and vanilla. Combine the remaining ingredients; add to applesauce mixture and stir well. Pour into a 9-in. square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Raisin Spice Cake in Quick Cooking November/December 1999, p45

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Bettielou User ID: 1522310 36606
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2008

"I know NOT what liquid sweetner is....what is it and where do you get it?"

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