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Granny Grantlands' Fruit Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Granny Grantlands' Fruit Cake, by , is from The Sharp Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Eloise Grantland
Added: Thursday, October 2, 2008


Fruit Mixture:
1 cup Domidary Dates sliced
1 cup seedless raisins (white)
2/3 cup butter or substitute
1 1/4 cups brown sugar
1/4 cup dark molasses
1 1/4 cups hot water
2 eggs
1 jar fruits and peels (candied fruit can be use also)
1 cup chopped nuts (Brazil, pecans, walnuts)

Dry Mixture:
3 cups all purpose flour sifted
1 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt

Combine sliced dates, seedless raisins, butter, brown sugar, molasses and water in a sauce pan and boil gently for 3 minutes. Cool in a large mixing bowl. Beat in 2 eggs. Add 1 jar fruit and peels and nuts. Sift together flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, soda, baking powder, and salt. Add gradually to fruit mixture beating well after each addition. Pour into a 9-inch tube pan, greased or lined with wax paper. Cook at 275 for 3 hours.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is one of the best fruit cake recipes you will ever want. Granny Grantland made it for Thanksgiving and Christmas every year and sent her daughters that lived away one. Very good.




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