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Pioneer Sheep Wagon Cake

Old 03-23-2019, 01:00 PM
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[h=1]I shared this a group of friends, thought I'd share it here as well.

Pioneer Sheep Wagon Cake[/h]



A traditional cake recipe that has withstood the test of time, Pioneer Sheep Wagon Cake is a wonderful trip down memory lane. Bearing an unusual name, this cake recipe was carried across the country in covered wagons and shared with friends and family. A wonderful take on carrot cake, it is made with raisins, cinnamon, nutmeg and ground cloves for a flavor that is great year round. Take a bite out of nostalgia with this delicious cake recipe.



[h=4]Ingredients[/h]
  • 1 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 1/3 cup water
  • 1 1/3 cup finely grated carrots
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground clove
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups sifted flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

[h=4]Instructions[/h]
  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees F.
  2. In mid sized sauce pan, put sugar, water, carrots, raisins, butter and spices, bring to boil turn down and simmer five minutes. Set aside. (Some people let mixture sit for 12 hours to produce a better flavor. This is optional, but does produce a better cake.)
  3. Then add the baking soda mixing to dissolve, add the flour, salt and baking powder. Lastly fold in the pecans.
  4. Put the batter into two well greased loaf pans or 1 tube pan. I used a 8 1/2 x 4 x 2 1/2.
  5. Bake 275 for 1 hour and 45 minutes of for 2 hours depending on the oven.






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Old 03-23-2019, 02:32 PM
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That sounds so yummy. I love carrot cake. Did you frost it with anything?
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Old 03-23-2019, 03:32 PM
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On my list to try - it sounds really good!
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Old 03-23-2019, 06:55 PM
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Thanks for sharing the recipe. I like trying different cake recipes and am curious to see how this will work out without eggs.
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Old 03-24-2019, 07:38 AM
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Oh my gosh that brings back memories. My mother used to make it in a 9 x13 pan.When it was done she would break alarge hersey bar over it and put back in oven to melt and then spread it out. Thank you for the recipe as thru the years I have lost mine
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Just made this morning. Delicious. Will be great with a jar of my canned peaches.
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Sounds delish! Will make next time I have an event to go to.
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Actually I haven't tried it yet... it's on my radar for this weekend. I will keep you posted!
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That sounds so yummy. I love carrot cake. Did you frost it with anything?
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A thin layer of cream cheese frosting sounds good with it.
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This sounds like just the thing to enjoy with a cuppa over on the coffee topic.
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