Aniyunwiya Cake

2 cups sugar
3/4 cups bacon grease
2 cups water or milk
1 cup raisins
1 tsp cloves
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp salt
3 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1 cup pecans (or other preferred nuts); chopped

     Put sugar and bacon grease into a cast iron pot and heat. Stir in water or milk, raisins, cloves, nutmeg, allspice and salt. Bring to a boil and cook at boiling for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove pot from stove and allow to cool. Sift together flour, baking soda and baking powder. Add this to cooled mixture and beat thoroughly. Stir in nuts. Pour batter into buttered baking pan Bake at 350F. for 40 minutes. May be eaten plain or sprinkled with powdered sugar.

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