Free Recipe Dark Fruitcake

Recipe Type: Free Cake Recipes
Recipe Preparation: bake
Cooking Temperature:
Recipe Serves: 6

Ingredients for Dark Fruitcake Recipe

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

Dark Fruitcake Preparation

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 1/2×4 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 (275ΓΈ) 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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