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Traditional Fruit Cake

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Traditional Fruit Cake is an amazingly easy baked dessert which cannot just escape your guest's attention in any party. Serve this delicious Fruit Cake to them, I bet everyone will praise for your creativity.
  Mixed candied fruit 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Broken walnuts 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Golden raisins 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Dark raisins 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  All purpose flour 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Granulated sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Light brown sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Softened butter/Margarine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Eggs 3
  Brandy/Strong coffee 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Almond extract 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  All purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Allspice 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1⁄4 Teaspoon

In a plastic or brown paper bag, combine 2 cups mixed, candied fruit, 1 1/2 cups coarsely broken walnuts, 1 cup each golden raisins and dark raisins and 1/2 cup all-purpose flour.
Toss to mix well and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine 1/2 cup each granulated sugar and light brown sugar, firmly packed, with 1/4 cup softened butter or margarine.
Beat until light and fluffy.
Add 3 eggs, 1 at a time, beating well.
Stir in 1/2 cup brandy (or strong coffee) and 1/2 teaspoon almond extract.
Sift together 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour with 1/4 teaspoon each allspice, cinnamon and baking soda.
Stir into sugar and egg mixture only until mixture is dampened.
Add fruit and nut mixture to batter and mix thoroughly with a large spoon.
Prepare 1 (9-inch) spring form pan by oiling well and by lining the sides and base with oiled brown paper.
Butter the oiled paper.
Spoon batter into pan evenly.
Bake 2 1/2 hours at 275°, or until a cake tester comes out clean when inserted in center.
Cool cake 1 hour in pan on wire rack.
Remove pan, but not brown paper, and cool completely.
Store wrapped in foil (remove paper at serving time).

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 5343 Calories from Fat 1559

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 175 g269.6%

Saturated Fat 43.2 g216.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 756.5 mg252.2%

Sodium 840.1 mg35%

Total Carbohydrates 838 g279.4%

Dietary Fiber 40.6 g162.4%

Sugars 601.7 g

Protein 80 g159.8%

Vitamin A 44.1% Vitamin C 16.6%

Calcium 48% Iron 134.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Traditional Fruit Cake Recipe