1917 War Cake

1 cup corn syrup
1 cup cold water
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 tablespoon Crisco
1 teaspoon soda
2 Cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Preheat oven to 325F. Put first 6 ingredients in saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook 3 minutes after reaching boiling point. Add Crisco. When cool add soda dissolved in a little hot water. Add flour and baking powder. Stir. Pour into greased tube pan. Bake for 1 hour at 325F.

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana