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Boiled Spice Cake with Hot Sauce

2 cups sugar
1 cup raisins, or blueberries, partridge berries or currants
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. cloves
1/2 lb. butter
2 cups boiling water

Place all ingredients in saucepan, boil for 10 minutes, remove from heat let cool, then add:

3 1/2 to 4 cups of flour
2 tsp. baking soda

Place in cake pan or loaf pan lined with wax paper. Bake 1 hour at 275 - 300 F.

Hot Sauce:

2 cups brown sugar
1 1/2 cups water
1 tbsp. butter
1 tsp. vanilla Rum or rum flavoring to taste

Place ingredients in sauce pan, let boil until bubbly, remove from stove add 1 tsp. vanilla and rum flavoring to taste. This recipe can be made in advance. Slice loaf place in foil wrap then keep in warm oven when ready to serve just reheat the hot sauce.

Submitted by Mrs. Annie Sheppard, Charlottetown, P.E.I.