Here is a very basic cake recipe. I can imagine it would have plenty of scope for adding to or modifying.
1lb self raising flour
6ozs butter or lard
4ozs castor sugar
2ozs raisins, stoned and chopped
2 eggs, well beaten
Rub the butter or lard into the flour then add the other ingredients also a drop of milk if required.
Put in a well greased tin and bake for one and a half hours.