Red And Green Fruit Cake
|Sugar||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Table cream||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Baking powder||1 Teaspoon|
|Flour||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), sifted|
|Candied cherries||1⁄2 Pound (Red And Green)|
|Dates||1 Quart, cut in half|
|Nuts||1 Quart (Brazil Nuts / English Walnuts, Almonds And Pecans)|
|Candied pineapple slices||2 , cut into 1/4 inch pieces|
Beat eggs all together in bowl, add sugar and beat a little more.
Add cream, beat and set aside.
Mix fruit and nuts together in a large bowl real well.
Pour egg mixture over nuts and fruit a little at a time mixing well after each addition.
Sift dry ingredients together and then sift a little at a time over fruit and nuts, mixing again after each addition.
Pour into greased and floured pans and bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour, 325 degrees the last 20 minutes.
I use 3 one pound coffee cans.
Soak cheese cloth in 1/4 cup brandy, wring out, wrap around cake.
Put foil over cloth and season for 6 to 8 weeks before Christmas.
Glaze with hot corn syrup.
Cook syrup until you get to the soft ball stage.
Paint with pastry brush after cakes have cooled.
Calories 1292 Calories from Fat 638
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 68 g105.4%
Saturated Fat 13.1 g65.3%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 115.6 mg38.5%
Sodium 763.6 mg31.8%
Total Carbohydrates 156 g52.1%
Dietary Fiber 18 g72.1%
Sugars 115.3 g
Protein 32 g64.6%
Vitamin A 4.6% Vitamin C 0.99%
Calcium 28.8% Iron 11.7%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet