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Mary's Christmas Cake

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Ingredients
  Soft butter 1 Pound
  Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Eggs 12
  All-purpose flour 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Baking soda 2 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon 2 Teaspoon
  Nutmeg 1 Teaspoon
  All spice 1 Teaspoon
  Cloves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Seeded raisins 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Seedless raisins 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Dates 1 Pound, chopped
  Mixed glazed fruits 1 Pound
  Candied cherries 1 Pound
  Maraschino cherries and juice 10 Ounce (1 Small Bottle)
  Citron peel 1⁄2 Pound
  Lemon peel 1⁄4 Pound
  Orange peel 1⁄4 Pound
  Candied pineapple 1⁄4 Pound
  Blanched almonds 1⁄2 Pound
  Pecans/Walnuts 1⁄4 Pound
  Apple jelly/Grape jelly 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Rum flavoring 1 Tablespoon
  Vanilla 1 Tablespoon
  Lemon extract 1 Tablespoon
  Almond extract 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat the oven. Line 5 loaf pans with parchment paper and lightly grease the bottom.

MAKING
2) In a large bowl, mixed together glazed fruits, pineapple, maraschino, cherries, raisins, dates almonds and walnuts.
3) Add in 2 cups of flour and coat the fruits and nuts well.
4) In a small bowl, beat the soft butter along with the eggs to get a light and frothy mixture. Pour in maraschino juice, citon, lemon and orange peels, apple or grape jelly, rum flavoring, vanilla and lemon extract.
5) Add in cinnamon, nutmeg, all spice, salt, cloves, baking soda along with 2 cups of flour and mix thoroughly.
6) Mix the dry ingredients along with the wet and mix well. Pour this all over the fruit and nut mixture, mixing it well.
7) Bake on low temperature for about 3 hours.

SERVING
8) Serve Mary's Christmas Cake with a dollop of whipped cream and garnish of candied cherries and walnuts.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Ingredient: 
Apple
Interest: 
Healthy
Cook Time: 
180 Minutes
Servings: 
25

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