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German Fruit Cake Recipe

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This recipe for German Fruit Cake, by , is from Godwin Family Reunion Cookbook 2007, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Barbara Smith
Added: Sunday, January 14, 2007


3/4 cup butter
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
3/4 teaspoon soda
1 cup buttermilk
2/3 cup cherry preserves
2/3 cup apricot preserves
2/3 cup pineapple preserves
1 cup pecans
1 teaspoon vanilla

Cream butter, sugar and eggs until light. Sift dry ingredients together. Add to creamed mixture alternating with buttermilk to which soda has been added. Fold in remaining ingredients. Bake in 2 loaf pans. Greased and floured at 325 degrees for 1 1/2 hours. Cool 15 minutes then remove.




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