Maritime War Cake
A cake without eggs that originated in the Canadian Maritimes during a time when eggs, butter, and milk were scarce. A warm cup of tea and a piece of Cheddar cheese are a real treat.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
Grease and flour a round tube pan or two loaf pans.
Bring water raisins molasses sugar and shortening to a boil in a saucepan; reduce heat to low and simmer until raisins are plump about 5 minutes.
Allow to cool.
Whisk flour baking soda and cinnamon together in a bowl.
Stir flour mixture into raisin mixture until well combined; pour into prepared baking pan.
Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean about 1 hour.