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Rich Fruit Cake

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Ingredients
  Shortening 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Eggs 6
  Seeded raisins 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Currants 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Flour 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Shelled almonds 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Orange peel 2 Tablespoon
  Lemon peel 2 Tablespoon
  Sliced citron 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Grape juice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cinnamon 2 Teaspoon
  Grated nutmeg 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground mace 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Allspice 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cloves 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Royal baking powder 4 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Pre-heat the oven by setting it to a moderate temperature.

MAKING
2) Take a pan and cream the sugar and shortening together into it.
3) Beat egg yolks before adding them to the mixture.
4) Wash and dry the currants and raisins and add them to the mixture.
5) Sift 1 ½ cups of flour and add to mixture.
6) Blanch the almonds.
7) Take a food chopper and blend together blanched almonds along with the orange and lemon peels before adding them.
8) Add half the quantity of stiff egg whites which had been beaten along with the grape juice and stir them in.
9) Sift the flour along with baking powder and salt before adding it to the mixture.
10) Mix all the ingredients well and fold the remaining quantity of egg whites in.
11) Take a couple of pans measuring 12-inches and line them with four layers of brown paper.
12) Place the mixture in a pre-heated oven and bake for 60 minutes.
13) Place two layers of brown paper over the pans.
14) Keep on baking for 2 more hours after placing asbestos plates beneath them.

SERVING
15) Serve as required.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
120 Minutes
Ready In: 
130 Minutes
Servings: 
25

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