Preheat over 325°. Mix well oil, egg and sugar in a large bowl. Add remaining cake ingredients including soaked raisins and mix well with spoon. Bake in greased tube pan for about 1-1/2 hours. Cool in pan 5 minutes, then invert onto serving plate.
While cake is cooling, make the topping. Bring to boil and boil for 2-1/2 minutes the brown sugar, butter and milk. Spoon over warm cake, allowing to run down all sides. Cool cake completely, then store in airtight container.
This cake is best made a day or two ahead of serving it.
Difficulty Level: 2 ·
Preparation Time: overnight + 20 minutes ·
Recipe Source: Kim Whalen, Forest, VA ·
Cooking Time: 1-1/2 hours ·
Where To Cook: stovetop & oven ·