Dorothy Oliveira’s recipe from September 1978, back by popular demand.
Heat oven to 350°.
Cream shortening and add sugar. Mix soup, water, and baking soda; add to shortening/sugar mixture.
Combine flour, salt, baking powder, and spices; add to mixture. Stir in raisins and nuts.
Pour into two prepared loaf pans. Bake about 40 minutes, until toothpicks inserted into the cakes come out clean.