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Holiday Fruit Cake

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  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)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Baking powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Vegetable shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Brown sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Eggs 2
  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.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 5712 Calories from Fat 1585

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 176 g270.8%

Saturated Fat 40.6 g202.9%

Trans Fat 13.5 g

Cholesterol 423 mg141%

Sodium 2578 mg107.4%

Total Carbohydrates 1017 g339.1%

Dietary Fiber 38.3 g153.2%

Sugars 803.2 g

Protein 67 g134.6%

Vitamin A 12.2% Vitamin C 8.4%

Calcium 116.5% Iron 130.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Holiday Fruit Cake Recipe