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Nova Scotia Black Fruit Cake

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Personally, I think that this Nova Scotia Black Fruitcake recipe is the best in the world, that is why I am excited about sharing this with you. I have a weakness for almond, thus I prepare this recipe often. This compelling Nova Scotia Black Fruitcake is the Dessert of choice for a winning meal. Please try this recipe and leave a comment for me here or on Twitter.
Ingredients
  Candied citron 4 Ounce, coarsely chopped
  Candied lemon peel 2 Ounce, coarsely chopped
  Candied orange peel 2 Ounce, coarsely chopped
  Candied cherries 1⁄2 Pound, halved
  Candied pineapple 1 Pound, shredded
  Golden raisins 1 Pound
  Seeded raisins 1⁄2 Pound
  Currants 4 Ounce
  Dark rum 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Cognac Or Sherry)
  Almonds 4 Ounce, blanched and shredded
  Walnuts/Pecans 4 Ounce, coarsely chopped
  Sifted all purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Mace 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Baking powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Milk 1 Tablespoon
  Almond extract 1 Teaspoon
  Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Granulated sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Brown sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs), packed
  Eggs 5
Directions

1. Mix the fruits. Add rum, cover and let stand overnight.
2. Preheat the oven to slow (275° F.). Grease one 10-inch tube pan or two 9 by 5 by 3-inch loaf pans. Line with waxed paper and grease the paper.
3. Combine the fruits, the nuts and one-half cup flour.
4. Sift together the remaining flour, mace, cinnamon and baking powder. Mix the milk with the almond extract.
5. Cream the butter until smooth, adding sugars gradually. Add the eggs, mix well and add the milk mixture. Add flour mixture; mix well.
6. Pour the batter over the fruits and nuts and mix thoroughly. Fill the pans and press batter down firmly.
7. Bake tube cake about four hours, loaves about three hours. Let cakes stand thirty minutes. Turn out onto a rack and peel off the paper.
8. Wrap cooled cakes in cheesecloth soaked in rum, cognac or sherry. Place in a crock or deep kettle and cover tightly. As the cloth dries, dribble a little of the same liquor over it. Let ripen one month before frosting with a layer of each of the two frostings. When dry, spread the milk frosting evenly with confectioners' icing

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Almond
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
240 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
260 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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