Welcome Larsen Family to Favorite L Recipes. I hope you will contribute and also try recipes posted to this blog. Meri Schumacher suggested I do this and I think it's a wonderful idea. I would love to try YOUR recipes and hope you try others. Each month we will be posting recipes from a different category. The first one I selected was cake recipes. Dig into your recipes and let's make this a fun thing. Any suggestions would be great. Email me at Susan @larsenfamily.com with comments. Love you all!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Aldeva's Raisin Cake
Aldeva Johansen Larsen

3 cups raisins
3 cups water

Boil raisins and water for 10 minutes

2 cups sugar
1 cup lard
2 eggs
3 tsp soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/3 tsp cloves
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
nuts, gumdrops, etc as desired

Flour to make a stiff batter, about 5 cups.
Bake in slow over for 2 hours 275 degrees
To substitute lard for shortening, use 1 1/4 cup shortening

Submitted by Diane Nelson Graham. My Mom said this is a recipe that her Grandma Johansen also used.


  1. Can you use shortening instead of lard? I've never used lard before. Do they still sell it?

  2. Yes, instead of 1 cup lard, use 1 1/4 cup shortening. I asked Mom this too. This is what she told me.