Election Day Cake

Preparation info

  • Difficulty


  • Makes

    12 to 16


Appears in

Farm Journal’s Country Cookbook

Farm Journal’s Country Cookbook

By Nell B. Nichols

Published 1972

  • About

Good to serve at election day parties


  • 2 pkgs. active dry yeast
  • c. warmwater (110 to 115°)
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • c. sifted flour
  • ¾ c. butter or regular margarine
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. ground cloves
  • ¼ tsp. ground mace
  • ½ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • c. raisins
  • ½ c. chopped citron
  • ¾ c. chopped nuts
  • Confectioners Sugar Frosting


  • Sprinkle yeast on warm water; stir to dissolve. Add 2 tsp. sugar and c. flour and beat well by hand, or 2 minutes with electric mixer at medium speed. Cover and let rise in warm place until bubbly, about 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, cream butter and 1 c. sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Sift remaining 3 c. flour with salt, cinnamon, cloves, mace and nutmeg.
  • When yeast mixture is bubbly, add eggs to creamed butter and sugar and beat well. Combine with yeast mixture. Add remaining dry ingredients (flour, salt and spices), a little at a time, beating with spoon after each addition. Beat until smooth.
  • Stir in raisins, citron and nuts. Pour into well greased and floured 10″ tube pan. Cover and let rise in warm place until doubled, about 1½ hours.
  • Bake in moderate oven (375°) 1 hour. Cool in pan 5 minutes; turn out on rack to finish cooling. While faintly warm, spread with Confectioners Sugar Frosting.