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Val Cabell's Fruit Cake Old Family

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  Butter 3⁄4 Pound
  Brown sugar 1 Pound
  Eggs 10
  Seedless raisins 2 Pound
  Currants 2 Pound
  Finely chopped citron 1 Pound
  Dark karo syrup 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cloves 1 1⁄4 Teaspoon (Heaping)
  Cinnamon 1 1⁄4 Teaspoon (Heaping)
  Nutmeg 1 1⁄4 Teaspoon (Heaping)
  Flour 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Sherry 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (1 Wineglass)
  Brandy 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (1 Wineglass)
  Soda 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Baking powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon, add soda and baking powder to wine to make fizz

Beat the butter and sugar until light and creamy.
Add the eggs, thoroughly beaten, then the raisins and currants (well washed and dried).
Chop the citron or pass it through a meat chopper, add to the other ingredients with the syrup and ground spices.
Sift and add the flour.
Lastly, stir in the sherry and brandy, or wine and whisky.
Bake in cake pans lined with two thicknesses of greased paper to protect the cake from too great a heat.
Bake at 300 degrees very slowly, about 4 hours.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Snack, Fruit Dessert
Holiday, Everyday
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
90 Minutes
Ready In: 
120 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 340 Calories from Fat 93

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 11 g16.3%

Saturated Fat 6 g30.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 88.9 mg29.6%

Sodium 74.5 mg3.1%

Total Carbohydrates 59 g19.5%

Dietary Fiber 3.2 g13%

Sugars 34.9 g

Protein 5 g10.1%

Vitamin A 7.2% Vitamin C 27.4%

Calcium 5% Iron 10.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Val Cabell's Fruit Cake Old Family Recipe