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Christmas Cake

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This christmas cake is prepared with spices and dates along with candies fruits and nuts. Festive and very fiesty, this christmas cake is a must for dessert at leat once, every christmas, at our place. Baked with flour, buttermilk, dates and fruits spiced with allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, this christmas cake is egg free recipe.
  All purpose flour 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Baking soda 2 Teaspoon
  Allspice 1 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Nutmeg 1 Teaspoon
  Cloves 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Butter/Margarine 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Buttermilk 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Chopped dates/Raisins / mixed candied fruits 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Chopped almonds/Chopped walnuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, spices, and salt in a bowl.
Cut in butter with pastry blender or two knives until particles resemble rice kernels.
Add buttermilk; mix thoroughly.
Mix in dates and nuts.
Turn batter into a generously greased and floured (bottom only) 9 inch tube pan or into two 8x4X3 inch loaf pans.
Bake at 350°F about 1 hour, or until a wooden pick comes out clean.
Cool in pan on wire rack 15 minutes.
Remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack.

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