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Dark Rich Christmas Cake

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Ingredients
  Seedless raisins 1 1⁄2 Pound
  Candied cherries 1⁄2 Pound
  Currants 1 Pound
  Chopped mixed citrus peel 1⁄2 Pound
  Candied pineapple 1⁄2 Pound
  Butter 1 Pound, softened
  Brown sugar 12 Ounce
  Eggs 8 Small, beaten
  Grated lemon zest 1
  Lemon juice 1
  Cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Ground cloves 1 Teaspoon
  Nutmeg 1 Dash
  Flour 1 Pound
Directions

Place the raisins, candied cherries, currants, mixed citrus peel and candied pineapple in a large bowl and toss with a few tablespoons of flour.
Beat the butter until creamy in a huge mixing bowl; beat in the brown sugar.
Mix in the eggs, lemon juice and zest, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg.
Add the flour to the fruit alternately with the egg mixture, mixing well after each addition.
When mixing becomes difficult, roll up your sleeves and mix with your hands.
Press into a heavy 31/2 inch deep by 81/2 inch round cake pan lined with very lightly buttered parchment paper.
Bake at 250 degrees for 5 to 51/2 hours.
Cool completely.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Occasion: 
Christmas
Servings: 
26

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