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Dark Fruit Cake

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Ingredients
  Mixed diced fruits and peels 1 1⁄2 Pound (3 1/2 Cups, For Fruit Cake)
  Dark seedless raisins 8 Ounce (1 1/4 Cups)
  Light seedless raisins 8 Ounce (1 1/4 Cups)
  Chopped california walnuts 4 Ounce (1 Cup)
  Chopped pecans 4 Ounce (1 Cup)
  Sifted enriched flour 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Allspice 1 Teaspoon
  Nutmeg 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cloves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Shortening 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Brown sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Eggs 1 Cup (16 tbs) (4 Large Sized)
  Grape juice 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
Directions

Mix fruits and peels, raisins, and nuts.
Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and spices; sprinkle 1/4 cup over fruit mixture, mixing well.
Thoroughly cream shortening and sugar; add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.
Add sifted dry ingredients to creamed mixture alternately with grape juice, beating smooth after each addition.
Pour batter over fruits and mix well.
Line two 8 1/2x4 1/2x2 1/2-inch loaf pans with paper, allowing 1/2 inch to extend above all sides.
Pour batter into pans, filling 3/4 full; do not flatten.
Bake in very slow oven (275°) 3 to 3 1/2 hours or till done.
(Have pan of water on bottom shelf of oven while baking.).

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes

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