Old-Fashioned Boiled Raisin Cake is topped with a delicious homemade brown sugar frosting.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a medium saucepan, mix together water, brown sugar, raisins, butter, and cocoa. Bring to a boil, and let simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and let cool.
In a separate bowl, mix together, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and ground cloves.
Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, and stir until completely incorporated.
Pour into a 13x9 inch glass dish or cake pan that has been generously sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
Bake for 35 minutes of until a toothpick comes out clean from the center of the cake.
While cooling, prepare the Brown Sugar Frosting.
In a medium sized saucepan, mix brown sugar, butter and milk. Heat until the sugar is dissolved, whisking constantly. Remove from heat and let cool completely.
Once the sugar mixture is cooled, pour sugar mixture into a mixer bowl. Add powdered sugar and mix until a frosting is formed. If a runnier texture is desired, add milk 1 T. at a time until desired consistency.
Frost the cake, and enjoy!