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Aunt Lillian’s Raisin Bars

Get ready to make the most delicious and moist raisin cake you’ve ever tasted!

Enjoy every bite!

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  • 1 1/2 cup brown sugar or 1 cup white sugar
  • 2/3 cup sour milk or 1 cup sour milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup chopped raisins
  • 1/2 cup melted shortening
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • dash of ground cloves


  • Start by combining plump raisins and tangy sour milk in a saucepan, then let it simmer until it’s bursting with flavor.
  • Next, mix in some luscious shortening and let it cool to just the right temperature.
  • In a separate bowl, add some sugar and an egg before pouring in the raisin-milk mixture.
  • Sift in some dry ingredients and beat everything together until it’s smooth and creamy.
  • Pour the batter into a generously greased and floured sheet pan and pop it into a 350° oven. After just 20 minutes, your kitchen will be filled with the warm aroma of baking cake.
  • Let it cool down and then get ready to sink your teeth into a soft and fluffy raisin cake that’s perfect for any occasion.

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