Scripture Cake

Oxmoor House
one 9-inch loaf


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1 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon honey
6 eggs
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 cup water
2 cups raisins
2 cups figs, chopped
1 cup chopped almonds


Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add honey; beat well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Combine 3 cups flour, baking powder, salt, and spices; add to creamed mixture alternately with water, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat well after each addition.

Dredge raisins, figs, and almonds in remaining 1/2 cup flour, coating well. Gently stir into batter

Spoon batter into a greased and floured 9- x 5- x 3-inch loaf pan. Bake at 325° for 1 hour and 30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove cake to wire rack, and cool completely.

Created date

February 2010