Spice Cake Without an Egg

One cup of brown sugar, half cup of butter, one cup sweet milk, one cup chopped raisins, one teaspoon cinnamon, one quarter teaspoon cloves, half teaspoon nutmeg, two cups flour, one level teaspoon soda in one tablespoon boiling water. Beat well and bake in a large loaf. This must be cooked in a slow oven and taken out when just done.
Should you have any preserves, jelly or marmalade, put in the cake. The marmalade is especially good.