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Irish Fruit Cake

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This Irish Fruitcake tastes incredible ! Try this fruity spicy and nutty bakes for your next dessert ! Your suggestions for this Irish Fruitcake are welcome !
  Walnuts 7 Ounce (1 1/2 Cups)
  Dark seedless raisins 4 Ounce (3/4 Cups)
  Golden raisins 4 Ounce (3/4 Cups)
  Currants 3 Ounce (3/4 Cups)
  Diced citron 4 Ounce (3/4 Cups)
  Candied orange peel 4 Ounce, diced (3/4 Cups)
  Halved candied cherries 6 Ounce, candied (3/4 Cups)
  Irish whiskey/Bourbon 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Molasses 1 Tablespoon
  Grated lemon peel 1 Teaspoon
  All purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs), sifted
  Baking powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Nutmeg 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Allspice 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Butter/Margarine 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Packed brown sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Eggs 3
  Confectioners sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Green food coloring 2 Tablespoon
  Green decorating sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Walnut halves 3

1. Chop walnuts coarsely and set aside.
2. Combine raisins, currants, and candied fruits and peels with 1/3 cup whiskey, molasses, and lemon peel. Mix well, cover, and let stand overnight.
3. The next day, sift flour with baking powder, salt, and spices.
4. Cream butter and brown sugar well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition (mixture will look curdled). Blend flour mixture into creamed mixture. Add fruits and walnuts and mix well.
5. Turn into a well-greased 9-inch Bundt pan.
6. Place a shallow pan of hot water on oven floor. Set filled Bundt pan on lowest rack of oven.
7. Bake at 300°F about 1 3/4 hours, or until cake tests done. Let cool 10 minutes in pan, then invert cake onto wire rack and spoon remaining whiskey slowly over cake so it soaks in. Cool cake completely.
8. To decorate, mix a small amount of confectioners' sugar with enough water to thin to pouring consistency. Tint lightly with food coloring; drizzle over top of cake. Sprinkle with green sugar and arrange walnut halves on top.

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Irish Fruit Cake Recipe