Holiday Fruit Cake
|Shortening||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Granulated sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Eggs||3 , well-beaten|
|Lemon rind||1 Tablespoon, grated|
|Orange rind||1 Tablespoon, grated|
|Cake flour||2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs), sifted|
|Baking powder||1 Teaspoon|
|Chopped seeded raisins||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Walnuts||1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped|
|Cut up candied cherries||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Candied citron||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Orange juice||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
Work shortening with the back of a spoon until light and fluffy.
Then add sugar gradually, while continuing to work with the back of a spoon until fluffy.
Add eggs and lemon and orange rinds, stirring until thoroughly combined.
Sift together flour, salt, and baking powder.
Combine 1/2 c of this flour mixture with combined raisins, walnuts, cherries, and citron.
Add remaining flour mixture in halves, alternately with orange juice, to shortening mixture, blending well after each addition.
Last, add raisin mixture, and mix well.
Pour into a greased and floured 9" x 5" x 3" loaf pan, and bake in a moderate oven of 325°F for 1 1/2 hrs., or until done.
This cake keeps well.