Deluxe Old Fashioned Fruit Cake
|All purpose flour||3 Cup (48 tbs) (Gold Medal)|
|Sugar||1 1⁄3 Cup (21.33 tbs)|
|Baking powder||1 Teaspoon|
|Ground cinnamon||2 Teaspoon|
|Ground nutmeg||1 Teaspoon|
|Orange juice||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Vegetable oil||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|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|
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.