Mocha Cake

1/2 c Shortening

1 c Brown sugar

1 3/4 c Flour

1/2 ts Baking soda

1/2 ts Allspice

1/4 ts Salt

1 c Currents

2 Eggs, well beaten

1 tb Coffee

1/2 c Boiling water

1 t Cinnamon

1/2 ts Cloves

1 c Raisins

1/2 c Finely sliced citron

Combine coffee and boiling water. Boil 3 minutes. Strain and cool. Cream sugar with shortening. Add eggs. Beat thoroughly. Sift flour, measure, and sift with baking soda,salt, and spices, reserving 1/4 cup of the flour for dredging the fruits. Add dry ingredients alternately with coffee to first mixture. Beat until smooth. Add fruits. Mix well. Pour into well-oiled loaf pan. Bake in slow oven (350 F) about 40 minutes. The Household Searchlight

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