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Christmas Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Christmas Cake, by , is from The Little White Cookbook For Good Eaters, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Genny (Great-Grandma) Halverson
Added: Thursday, September 25, 2008


3 c. white sugar
2/3 c. molasses
1 1/2 c. buttermilk
3 small boxes candied pineapple
1 lb. chopped walnuts
3 lb. raisins
1 lb. chopped dates
1/2 lb. candied cherries
1/2 lb. shredded citron peel
1 box of orange peel
1 box of lemon peel
2 level tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. nutmeg
flour to make quite a stiff dough

Bake 2 hours or more in slow oven. This makes enough for 4 loaf pans.

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Personal Notes:
Great Grandma had written "best cake" next to this recipe.




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