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Christmas Fruitcake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Dawn Mabius

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 lb butter
1 1/2 lb brown sugar
1 1/2 lb flour
2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp mace
1 tsp cloves
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
3 tsp baking powder
2 lb raisins
2 lbs currants
1 lb citron, sliced
1 lb dates, sliced
10 eggs, well beaten
1 c molasses
1 c strong cold coffee
Juice and grated rind of 2 oranges
Juice and grated rind of 1 lemon
1 c tart jelly
1/4 lb almonds, sliced

Directions:
Directions:
Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Sift dry ingredients together 3 times and mix with fruit. Add eggs to creamed mixture. Add flour-fruit mixture alternately with next 5 ingredients and beat thoroughly. Pour into pans lined with greased paper. Sprinkle almonds on top. Cover cakes with creased paper. Steam for 2 hours then bake in slow oven (300) 1 1/2 - 2 hrs, removing paper last 1/2 hour to dry surface.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
Varies
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
5 hr
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
From cookbook owned by Minerva Kathleen Merritt Hooper (1917 - 2001)
Married Earl Leroy Hooper (1912 - 2002) Married September 12, 1935.

"The American Woman's Cookbook" Edited & Revised by Ruth Berolzheimer, Published for Culinary Arts Institute by Consolidated Book Publishers, Inc, Chicago, 1941

Inscription: To Kathleen From Earl May 29, 1943 Harrisville NY

 

 

 

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