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Gama's Fruit Cake Recipe

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lb butter
5 eggs
1 c sugar
2 c flour
c orange juice
1 jar cherry preserves
lb candied cherries
lb candied pineapple
1 lb pecans, chopped
1 t baking powder
t each nutmeg, cloves, and allspice
t salt
1 t cinnamon
1 lb white raisins
lb citron
⅛ lb lemon peel
⅛ lb orange peel

Sift flour and other dry ingredients together and dredge fruit with c of flour mixture. Cream butter and sugar and beat in eggs one at a time. Add dry ingredients alternately with juice and preserves. Combine with fruit and nuts and bake in 2 loaf pans at 250 for 3 hours. Can be cooked in small muffin tins 25-30 min at 325.




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