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Raisin-Filled Torte

Raisin-Filled TorteMY MOTHER used this recipe many times, and it was my favorite. She’s gone now,…

Raisin-Filled Torte

Raisin-Filled Torte


1/2 cup shortening 1-1/4 cups sugar 2 large eggs 2 cups cake flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 3/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup whole milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1-1/2 teaspoons maple syrup 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg FILLING: 1/3 cup sugar 1 tablespoon cornstarch 2/3 cup water 1-1/2 cups raisins 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon butter 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon zest ICING: 1 cup confectioners’ sugar 1 tablespoon butter, melted 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon zest 5 to 6 teaspoons whole milk


In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy.

Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.

Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition.

Pour half of the batter into another bowl.

Add vanilla to one bowl; add the syrup, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg to the second bowl.

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Pour each batter into a greased and floured 9-in.

round baking pan.

Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool.

In a small saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch; gradually stir in water until smooth.

Add raisins.

Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.

Remove from the heat; stir in lemon juice, butter and zest.


In a small bowl, whisk the sugar, butter and lemon zest.

Add milk until icing reaches desired consistency.

Place the spice cake layer on a serving platter; spread with filling.

Top with vanilla cake layer; drizzle with icing.

Nutrition Facts 1 slice:

  • 392 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 249mg sodium, 71g carbohydrate (48g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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