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Holiday Fruit Cake

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  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
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  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.

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Lacto Ovo Vegetarian

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 5410 Calories from Fat 1661

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 190 g292.7%

Saturated Fat 36.5 g182.7%

Trans Fat 13.5 g

Cholesterol 634.4 mg211.5%

Sodium 1654.2 mg68.9%

Total Carbohydrates 885 g295.1%

Dietary Fiber 57 g228.2%

Sugars 476.5 g

Protein 94 g187%

Vitamin A 18.9% Vitamin C 128.7%

Calcium 97.1% Iron 60.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Holiday Fruit Cake Recipe