Family Recipes: Raisin Cake

Raisin Cake Detail
Detail of a photo of raisin cake

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6 Responses

  1. Dave+Hagenbuch says:

    I remember Mom making this cake, and never thought much of where the recipe came from. I would assume most of us remember the food of our childhood and never give much thought as to the origin of the recipe. And it is a shame that we grow up, move away from home, get married, have a family and lose some of that heritage. Sometimes we remember the food we grew up eating, but most times, probably not. Search your memories .. hang on to what you enjoyed. It’s more important now than ever before.

  2. Dave+Hagenbuch says:

    I forgot .. Grandma Faus was a wonderful and fabulous person. She was an angel in disguise .. and no one could keep pace with her!!!!

    • Andrew Hagenbuch says:

      Thanks, Uncle Dave. The “old foods” are fun to try—different spices and flavors. I really liked this cake because it was moist and the raisins were good too. When I sent this article to my dad for review, he wrote this: “Grandma Faus was a hugger and kisser. She certainly was a sweetheart.” Your comments only add this sentiment 🙂 I wish I remembered more about her.

  3. Barbara Huffman says:

    That’s what I was thinking ! Grandma would be having a hard time in the world as it is today… hugging ! I loved her raisin cake . That ‘s what she would make for a picnic . It was always so moist and delicious . I made it when I was first married . Then a couple months ago when Andrew was ”test baking” it . Or maybe Sara !!!

    I even boil raisins to put into cookies , because they are better that way !

  4. Norma Meyers says:

    My great grandparents were Amanda and Jesse Jackson. I saw the family made sauerkraut and was wondering if there was a certain recipe? When I read the family made sauerkraut I thought it was exciting. My son who lives in Alaska grows his own cabbages and makes sauerkraut every year. In fact he is making it today. Is therea recipe or something I can give him to show him he is following a family tradition. Thank you so much for all the information on our family.

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