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Deluxe Old Fashioned Fruit Cake

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Ingredients
  All purpose flour 3 Cup (48 tbs) (Gold Medal)
  Sugar 1 1⁄3 Cup (21.33 tbs)
  Salt 2 Teaspoon
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 2 Teaspoon
  Ground nutmeg 1 Teaspoon
  Orange juice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Vegetable oil 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Eggs 4
  Dark molasses 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Golden raisins 15 Ounce (About 3 Cups, 1 Package)
  Pitted dates 8 Ounce, cut into halves to make 1 1/2 cups (1 Package)
  Whole candied cherries 1⁄3 Pound (Red And Green)
  Candied pineapple 1⁄3 Pound, cut up to make 1 cup (Red And Green)
  Whole brazil nuts 1⁄2 Pound
Directions

Heat oven to 275°.
Line 2 baking pans, 9 x5 x3 or 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x2 1/2 inches, with aluminum foil; grease.
Beat all ingredients except fruits and nuts in large mixer bowl on low speed, scraping bowl constantly, 30 seconds.
Beat on medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally, 3 minutes.
Stir in fruits and nuts.
Spread in pans.
Bake until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, 2 1/2 to 3 hours.
If necessary, cover with aluminum foil during last hour of baking to prevent excessive browning.
Remove from pans; cool.
Wrap in plastic wrap or aluminum foil; store in cool place.
Drizzle with Sweet Glaze if desired.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake

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