Raisin Bar Sheet Cake

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"This is my mother's recipe from when we were kids, and the first recipe I prepared solo as a child. My mother's old cookbook still bears the traces of a cooking mishap. I had a little problem with the hot water and a metal bowl. Needless to say, don't pick up a metal bowl with boiling water in it -- it's HOT. Icing the cake while slightly warm is essential, the icing goes on much easier and forms a nice glaze. It's very moist cross between a bar and a cake."

Original is 24 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (77.3 g)
  • Calories 281.2
  • Total Fat - 10.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 17.4 mg
  • Sodium - 77.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 46.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.8 g
  • Sugars - 33.3 g
  • Protein - 2.4 g
  • Calcium - 25.3 mg
  • Iron - 0.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 17 x 11 x 2 pan.

Step 2

In a mixing bowl, combine the first 9 ingredients. Pour into baking pan.

Step 3

Bake 20 minutes. If you are using a dark baking pan, check for doneness at 15 minutes. Cool slightly.

Step 4

Make Icing: Put powdered sugar into a medium-size bowl.

Step 5

In a small bowl, combine water and butter, than add vanilla and syrup.

Step 6

Add to sugar and beat until creamy, adding water to obtain correct consistency. Drizzle over slightly warm cake.


No special items needed.

3 Reviews


thank you KathyD, my family loved these delicious raisin bars, sometimes old recipes can be the best recipes!


review by:
(3 Jun 2012)


Very good raisin cake, everyone in my family all enjoyed this so thanks!


review by:
(18 Mar 2012)


I absolutely LOVED this cake, mine took less that 20 minutes to bake and I used warm 7-Up soda in place of water, I used my cream cheese frosting to top it, next time I'll use the one on the recipe, this will be enjoyed by my family this weekend, thank you for posting this awesome cake recipe Kathy!


review by:
(4 Nov 2011)

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