Holiday Fruit Cake
|Mixed candied fruits||20 Ounce (1 Can)|
|Raisins||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Chopped dates||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Chopped nuts||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Flour||1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)|
|Baking soda||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Baking powder||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Vegetable shortening||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Brown sugar||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Sour milk||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Dark molasses||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
Mix fruits and nuts with 1/4 cup of the flour until well coated.
Combine remaining flour, the salt, soda, baking powder, and spices.
Cream vegetable shortening and brown sugar; add eggs and beat thoroughly.
Stir in dry ingredients alternately with milk and molasses; beat well.
Fold in fruit mixture.
Spread in greased and floured 9x5x3 inch loaf pan.
Bake at 300° for 2 hours.
If desired, decorate cooled loaf with cherries and pineapple.