Preheat oven to 400F. Boil raisins in water until water is reduced to 1/2 cup. Add butter and cocoa. Pour over mixture of baking soda, sugar, flour, buttermilk and spices.
Mix well. Beat In eggs. Add Bake in cookie pan.
Combine butter, cocoa, nuts, powdered sugar and milk. Bring to boil. Add vanilla . Pour over hot cake, May add cinnamon to glaze. Serve with fresh strawberries and frozen yogurt.
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana