Shakespeare Cake (adapted from Scripture Cake, Oklahoma 1970s)

The Scripture Cake, a simple spice cake with raisins and figs, was a fixture of mid-70s church cookbooks.  For those outside of the Judeo-Christian tradition or without religious inclination, I present the Shakespeare Cake.  Rather than use the Bible, you may consult the Complete Works of William Shakespeare. Tis an ill cook that cannot lick……