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Holiday Fruit Cake

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Ingredients
  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)
Directions

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.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Egg

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