Roaring Twenties Cake


Roaring Twenties Cake

Roaring Twenties Cake
40 Min

We're taking your taste buds back to an age of flappers and jazz music with this homemade Roaring Twenties Cake recipe. This spice cake recipe combines some of the most popular cake flavors of the decade, so that you have a cake that's so good, it'll make you want to dance the Charleston.

What You'll Need

  • 2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 1/2 of a 15-ounce box of raisins (about 1-1/4 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground cloves
  • 1 tablespoon lukewarm water
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

What to Do

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. In a medium-sized saucepan, combine the sugar, hot water, butter, raisins, salt, cinnamon, and cloves; bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool. When cool, add the lukewarm water, baking soda, and flour; mix well. Pour into an 8-inch square baking pan that has been coated with nonstick vegetable spray and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.


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I like that this has no eggs, so I can use plant butter and make it for my Vegan-eaters.

This is a delicious "oldie but goody" recipe. I first made it exactly per recipe. I now prefer using a dish that measures approximately 8 x 11. Cream cheese icing really makes it a bit more special.

Do I double this for a 9 by 13? Guess I can and make one small one with what is left.

Hi there! The Test Kitchen has not made this recipe in a 9x13 before, but we believe that if you multiply the recipe by 1.5 that it should work well. :) Enjoy!

OH MY GOODNESS!! My mom used to make this and I had forgotten about it!!! I can taste it now! Will definitely make it for our next Silver Belles birthday luncheon! (golden girls was already taken)

My Mom made this often with an orange glaze drizzled over it. At Halloween she made it and cut it in small squares wrapped in wax paper. The trick or treaters line was always from the door, down the steps and wound down the street.

Do you mix the water and baking soda together

Hello! - You will add the water, baking soda, and flour into the saucepan after it has cooled. It will all get mixed together then. Thank you and enjoy!

I have a recipe called "Egyptian Raisin Cake" add 2 Tblspns cocoa and ice this cake with a rich panuche icing and you have one!! will try this this week-end and will up date my post.

I have a recipe like this called Spanish Spice Cake. The only difference is cream cheese icing. My Dad used to talk about his mother making this cake during the depression when she could get the ingredients.

this really is an OLD recipe! thanks for comment, and I will try the cream cheese icing with this recipe this weekend..


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