Raisins, spices and molasses compliment a moist homemade white cake base. The ribbon of spicy raisins throughout the middle of the cake just might earn a RIBBON at the State Fair! Smart Recipes, American Recipes, Eggs Recipes, Recipes Eggs American Ribbon Cake Ribbon Cake Recipe | RecipeSavants.com PT55M Serves 10 Ingredients: 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder 2 Cups Cake Flour 0.75 Teaspoon Salt 1.25 Cups Sugar 2 Medium Eggs 0.5 Cup Shortening 1 Teaspoon Vanilla 1.5 Tablespoons Molasses 0.75 Cup Milk 0.125 Teaspoon Cloves 0.25 Teaspoon Cinnamon 0.125 Teaspoon Nutmeg 1 Tablespoon Cornstarch 0.5 Cup Raisins 3 Teaspoon Lemon Juice 0.66 Cup Water 1 Teaspoon Butter 0.75 Teaspoon Lemon Zest 1 Cup Confectioner’S Sugar Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease two same size cake pans of 8-inch each and then line each with a waxed paper. Sift together flour, ¾ teaspoon salt, baking powder and 1¼ cups sugar. Cream shortening, eggs, vanilla and half cup of milk. Fold in flour mixture and whisk only until flour is damped. Add ¼ cup of milk and beat 2 more minutes. Fold half of the batter into one pan. Add spices and molasses to the remaining batter and whisk well. Pour batter into the second pan. Bake for 25 minutes and leave to cool. For the filling; combine cornstarch, raisins, 1 dash salt, 2/3 cup water, 1/3 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon lemon juice and ¼ teaspoon rind in a bowl. Cook on low with constant stirring until clear and thick. Add in 1 teaspoon butter and leave to cool for a while. For the icing; combine 2 teaspoon lemon juice, ½ teaspoon rind, 1 tablespoon butter, 1 cup confectioner’s sugar, 1 dash salt and 1 teaspoon water in another bowl. Once filling and cakes are cooled completely, layer filling between cakes and top with lemon icing.

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