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Hot Water Fruit Cake

Ingredients
  Seedless raisins 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Honey 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Safflower oil 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Baking soda 1 Teaspoon
  Boiling water/Coffee 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Chopped mixed dried fruit 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs) (If Dried Fruit Is Not Soft, Soak It Until It Is, Drain Thoroughly, And Pat Dry)
  Chopped nuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Whole wheat pastry flour 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Unbleached flour 16 2⁄3 Tablespoon (1 Cup Plus 2 Teaspoon)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cloves 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Nutmeg 1⁄4 Teaspoon
Directions

Combine raisins, honey, oil, and baking soda in large bowl.
Pour water or coffee over mixture.
Mix well and cool to room temperature.
Prepare and set aside the dried fruit and nuts.
Sift together dry ingredients and stir into cooled raisin mixture.
Blend in dried fruit and nuts.
Grease sides of a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan and line bottom with greased paper.
Pour in batter.
Bake at 350° 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
About 10 minutes before cake is done, brush top with honey.
Remove from pan to a wire rack to cool.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake

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