"The first zucchini I ever saw I killed it with a hoe."--John Gould, Monstrous Depravity, 1963

Vicki's Christmas Cake Recipe

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Added: Friday, July 8, 2005


1 c. mashed, cooked pumpkin (or can use canned pumpkin)
c flour
tsp baking powder
tsp salt
cup white sugar
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup sliced maraschino glazed cherries (I use red and green)
lb mixed fruit
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp cinnamon
tsp ground cloves
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
tsp almond or rum flavoring

Mix all dry ingredients then add fruit, nuts, chocolate chips and mashed pumpkin. Beat eggs until frothy, add flavorings and mix in with fruit/flour mixture. Lightly grease loaf pan then line with wax paper and lightly grease paper. Bake at 350 for 1 hour 10 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Turn out and remove wax paper. Wrap with foil while hot.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I use cooked butternut squash in place of the pumpkin




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