• 2 Cups butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 Cups sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 Cup lemon juice
  • 3 Tablespoons grated lemon peel
  • 33/4 Cups flour
  • 2 Teaspoons baking powder
  • 4 Cups coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 21/2 Cups California golden or natural raisins


In large mixer bowl, cream butter and sugar. Gradually add eggs; beat well. Stir in lemon juice and peel. Combine remaining ingredients; gradually stir into egg mixture until blended. Spoon batter into greased and floured 10-inch tube pan; let stand 10 minutes. Bake in 325°F oven for 1 hour 45 minutes, or until browned and pick inserted into center comes out clean. Let cool on rack 15 minutes; remove from pan to cool completely. Wrap; let stand a day before slicing. Dust with powdered sugar before serving.

Note: Cake can be wrapped in brandy-soaked cloth and stored in covered container 1 to 2 weeks.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 700 (Calories from Fat 53%); Total Fat 43 ( Saturated Fat 16; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 130; Sodium 290; Potassium 440; Total Carbohydrate 71; Dietary Fiber 4; Sugars 43; Protein 14; Calcium 48; Iron 3;

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