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Dark Fruit Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Gail Martin
Added: Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 cup margarine
2 cups brown sugar
6 eggs
3 cups flour
1 tea. each baking powder, soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, cloves. More if desired spicy
3/4 cup strong coffee
1/2 cup tart jelly or orange marmalade
1/2 cup molasses (I use extra coffee and marmalade)
1/2 lb. raisins
1/2 lb. chopped dates
2 lb. mixed candied fruits
1/2 lb. mixed nuts
grated rind and juice of one each lemon and orange

Directions:
Directions:
Prepare three loaf pans by lining with brown paper and grease well. Cream margarine and brown sugar till fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Stir in flour and spices. Blend in liquid. Add fruit and everything else. Pour in prepared loaf pans. Bake at 300 for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Check with toothpick. Cover with brown paper last hour. Put a pan of water in oven to keep cakes moist. Cool 10 min. before removing from pan and paper. When totally cold, wrap in wine-covered cloth, put in plastic and refrigerate a month. Add more wine as cloth becomes drier.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
3 loaves
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 hour
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Who says fruit cakes are only door stops!

 

 

 

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