½ cup butteruntil fluffy. Mix in thoroughly
1 cup sugar
1 egg, beatenStir
1 teaspoon baking sodainto
1 cup hot mashed pumpkinthen add to creamed mixture. Sift together
2 cup sifted flourGradually stir flour mixture into the pumpkin mixture, adding
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon allspice
½ teaspoon cloves
1 cup raisinswith the last cupful. Pour into a well-greased loaf pan.
1 cup walnuts (unchopped if you choose)
(Note: a #2½ can of pumpkin (29 oz), plus a little water, will make 4 cups, enough for 4 cakes)
Bake at 350° for 1 hour.