Spiced Fruit Cake
|Candied citron||1 Pound|
|Candied cherries||12 Ounce, cut up (Green And Red)|
|Pecans||1 Pound, chopped|
|Dates||1 Pound, chopped|
|Shortening||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Sugar||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Brown sugar||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Honey/Syrup||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Eggs||5 Small, beaten|
|Flour||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
|Baking powder||3 Tablespoon|
Toss above ingredients together with 4 tablespoons flour until well coated.
Set aside and mix batter.
Cream shortening and sugars well.
Add honey, then eggs and mix well.
Sift and measure flour and other dry ingredients together.
Add dry ingredients to cream mixture.
Pour batter over fruit mixture and mix thoroughly.
Line greased tube pan with brown paper and grease again.
Bake in 250Â° oven over a pan of water for 4 hours.
Cool in pan, then remove.
Pour about 1 cup of fruit juice or brandy over top as desired.
Wrap in foil and store in the refrigerator.
If desired, decorate with cherries and almonds, using almonds for flower petals and cherries for centers.