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Holiday Fruit Cake

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Ingredients
  All purpose flour 1 1⁄4 Liter (5 Cups)
  Baking powder 10 Milliliter (2 Teaspoon)
  Ground cinnamon 5 Milliliter (1 Teaspoon)
  Ground mace 5 Milliliter (1 Teaspoon)
  Ground nutmeg 2 Milliliter (1/2 Teaspoon)
  Condensed chicken broth 1 Can (10 oz) (284 Milliliter)
  Packed brown sugar 500 Milliliter
  Butter/Margarine 375 Milliliter, softened
  Eggs 7 Small
  Vanilla extract 15 Milliliter (1 Tablespoon)
  Chopped pitted dates 500 Milliliter
  Raisins 500 Milliliter
  Chopped pecans 625 Milliliter
  Shredded coconut 500 Milliliter
  Chopped candied fruit 250 Milliliter, cut in half
  Candied cherries 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Pecan halves 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
Directions

Preheat oven to 160°C (325°F).
Grease 2 loaf pans 23 x 13 x 7 cm (9 x 5 x 3 inches).
In large bowl, sift 1 L (4 cups) flour, baking powder, cinnamon, mace and nutmeg.
Add broth, sugar and butter.
Beat at medium speed of electric mixer for 2 minutes, scraping bowl often.
Add eggs and vanilla; beat 2 minutes more, scraping bowl often.
Toss dates and raisins with remaining flour; stir into batter.
Add chopped pecans, coconut and candied fruit.
Pour into loaf pans.
Bake 1 hour 45 minutes or until done.
Remove from pans; cool.
If desired, heat orange marmalade; spoon over cakes.
Arrange cherries and pecan halves on top.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Interest: 
Holiday
Servings: 
40

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