If you decide to try the recipe, please let me know your results and if you liked the cake. I find it very similar in texture to a pound cake and if you like raisins you should like it. I can never leave a recipe alone, and am wondering if I should do half nuts and half raisins the next time I bake it. I love nuts in everything! Almonds, walnuts or pecans should work here. I will let you know if I try that and how it turns out.
I'm not providing the conversion of grams to cups below. That information is easily to be found on the Internet and as I mentioned, I measured my ingredients in grams on my handy-dandy metric scale. I did have to look up the milk proportion and found that 125 ml. milk equals about 1/2 cup.
On to the cake:
Rodonkuchen (Raisin Cake)
200 grams butter
200 grams sugar
1 package vanilla sugar4 eggs
500 grams flour
4 teaspoons baking power
125 ml. milk
300 grams raisins (half golden raisins; half black raisins)
(Note: I did not have vanilla sugar so I substituted 2T sugar plus 1 t. vanilla)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 10- or 12-cup Bundt pan, or an angel food cake pan.
Pour boiling water over raisins and let stand at least 30 minutes. Drain before using.
Measure flour and baking powder and stir until mixed.
Cream butter until light; add sugars and blend well. Add eggs one at a time and beat until light. (If using liquid vanilla, add at this point). Fold in flour and stir until well blended. Turn into cake pan. Bake 50-60 minutes. Cool on rack in pan 10 minutes; remove from pan and cool completely.
What is your favorite cake?