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Dark Christmas Fruit Cake

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Ingredients
  Seedless raisins 2 Pound
  Seeded raisins 1 Pound
  Currants 1 Pound
  Dates 1 Pound, chopped
  Chopped candied mixed fruit 1⁄2 Pound
  Candied cherries 1⁄2 Pound, halved
  Blanched almonds 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), chopped
  Walnuts 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
  Butter 1 Pound, softened
  Packed brown sugar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Granulated sugar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Eggs 12
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Grated lemon 1
  Lemon 1 , juiced
  All-purpose flour 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Baking soda 1 Teaspoon
  Cream of tartar 2 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon 2 Teaspoon
  Mace 1 Teaspoon
  Nutmeg 1⁄4 Teaspoon
Directions

Combine first 9 ingredients in large bowl.
Stir to coat.
Set aside.
Cream butter with both sugars.
Beat in eggs gradually.
Add remaining ingredients in order given.
Mix well.
Add fruit mixture.
Stir to mix.
Line 3 greased 9x5 inch (22 x 13 cm) loaf pans and 1 pan 4 x 8 inch (10 x 20 cm) with greased brown paper.
Spoon batter into pans.
Bake in 275°F (140°C) oven for about 3 hours.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Occasion: 
Christmas
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Cherry
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
25 Minutes
Cook Time: 
180 Minutes
Ready In: 
205 Minutes
Servings: 
20

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