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Election Day Cake Recipe

Description: This decades old recipe was often served at election sites, during primaries, school votes, local or national elections. It is enjoyed by all political parties. But, you can serve it at any time!


Election Day Cake Ingredients:

  • 2 packages active dry yeast

  • 1 1/2 cup warm water

  • 2 teaspoons sugar

  • 4 1/2 cups flour

  • 1 cup butter or margarine

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • 1 1/2 cups raisins

  • 1 cup chopped nuts(optional)

  • 1 cup dried fruit

  • 1 can vanilla frosting


How to Make Election Day Cake:

  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water.

  2. Add t teaspoons sugar, and 1 1/2 cups flour. Use an electric mixer and beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.

  3. Cover and lets rise for 30 minutes.

  4. In another mixing bowl, cream butter and 1 cup sugar.

  5. Sift remaining flour, salt, cinnamon, ground cloves, and nutmeg.

  6. Add eggs and mix well.

  7. When yeast mixture is bubbly, add to creamed mixture along with remaining dry ingredients, beating until smooth.

  8. Stir in raisins, nuts and dried fruits.

  9. Pour dough into a well greased and floured Bundt pan.

  10. Cover and allow to rise until doubled.

  11. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

  12. Bake for one hour.

  13. Remove from oven and allow to cool in pan for 10 minutes.

  14. Turn cake onto a  cooling rack.

  15. After cake is cooled, frost cake with vanilla frosting.






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