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Dutch Ginger Raisin Fruit Cake

Ingredients
  Raisins 2 Cup (32 tbs) (Use Sun Maid)
  Golden rum 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), softened
  Sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Eggs 3
  All purpose flour 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 Tablespoon
  Ground allspice 1 Teaspoon
  Nutmeg 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Chopped crystallized ginger 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Diamond walnuts 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
Directions

In small bowl, combine raisins and the 1/2 cup rum.
Let stand, covered, several hours or overnight.
In large bowl, cream butter and sugar.
Beat in eggs, one at a time.
In another small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, spices and salt; stir into creamed mixture with raisin-rum mixture, ginger and walnuts.
Spoon batter into 8 1/2 X 4 1/2 x 2 1/2-inch loaf pan that has been lined with greased parchment paper.
Bake in preheated 250CF oven 1% to 2 hours or until pick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool completely, then loosen edges and remove from pan.
Gently peel off paper.
Wrap cake in rum-soaked cheesecloth, then plastic wrap and store in a cool, dry place to age several weeks or longer.
Check cake occasionally and sprinkle with additional rum as needed to keep cake moist.
Before serving, garnish, if desired.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Interest: 
Holiday
Servings: 
1

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