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Dark Fruitcake

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Category: Cakes, Fruit

 Ingredients List

  • 3 1/2 c (1 1/2 pounds) mixed diced
  • -fruits and peels for
  • -fruitcakes
  • 1 1/4 c (8 ounces) dark seedless
  • -raisins
  • 1 1/4 c (8 ounces) light seedless
  • -raisins
  • 1 c (4 ounces) chopped
  • -California walnuts
  • 1 c (4 ounces) chopped pecans
  • 3 c Sifted enriched flour
  • 1 ts Each baking powder, salt,
  • -cinnamon, allspice
  • 1/2 ts Each nutmeg, cloves
  • . .
  • 1 c Shortening
  • 2 c Brown sugar
  • 4 lg Eggs (1 cup)
  • 3/4 c Grape juice


Mix fruits and peels, raisins, and nuts. Sift together flour, baking
powder, salt, and spices; sprinkle 1/4 cup over fruit mixture, mixing well.
Thoroughly cream shortening and sugar; add eggs, one at a time, beating
well after each. Add sifted dry ingredients to creamed mixture alternately
with grape juice, beating smooth after each addition. Pour batter over
fruits and mix well.. Line two 8 1/2x4 1/x2 1/2-inch loaf pans with paper,
allowing 1/2 inch to extend above all sides. Pour batter into pans, filling
3/4 full; do not flatten.
Bake in very slow oven (275ø) 3 to 3 1/2 hours or till done. (Place pan
containing 2 cups water on bottom shelf of oven to get cake of greater
volume, moist texture, shiny glaze.) Makes about 6 pounds.

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