—In a medium saucepan combine the brown sugar, hot water, bacon grease, and raisins, over medium heat. Bring to a boil for 5 minutes, then set aside to cool. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour two 8x4 inch loaf pans. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and cloves. Add the ingredients from the saucepan and mix until well blended. Divide evenly between the two prepared pans. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool in pans for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
Crazy cake or "crazy wacky cake" or "wacky cake" is also known as depressioncake (war cake). the reason why it was so popular was that, it does not have eggs, butter, or even milk (these were scarce and expensive in the depression era)
Chocolate Pudding Cake, aka Mississippi Mud Cake tastes so much more better than it looks. I thank Baking Bites for providing the internet with her version of Chocolate Pudding Cake, aka Mississippi Mud Cake
No cake would be more apt for MY celebration than yema cake. Yema cake was named after the sweet. It is a recent trend but it actually is almost the same as an old fashioned swiss roll called brazo dela reina (meaning the queen's arm, the same as brazo de mercedes but has a swiss roll instead of meringue for the cake base)
I finally made puto (steamed cake) and I nailed it. My previous two trials were both big disappointments and my third steamed rice cake experiment was better but I forgot to sift the batter before steaming that the resulting puto has gritty "uncooked" rice in it
I have always had these 'jinx' when it comes to baking sponge cakes. I don't really know why, though I've followed exactly what the recipe said, but still, it will end up either being heavy or 'very not a sponge cake should look like'