Olive Jacobson--recipe from her mom, Gladys Nelson
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cloves
1 cup lard (I use vegetable oil.)
3 cups water
1 cup raisins
4 cups flour
1 teaspoon soda dissolved in a little warm
Cook sugars, salt, spices, lard, water, and raisins for 7 minutes. Add flour, and soda. Bake.
Frosting: 1 cup brown sugar, 3 teaspoons white sugar. Boil in a little cream and a little piece of butter.