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Spiced Fruit Cake

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Ingredients
  Candied citron 1 Pound
  Raisins 8 Ounce
  Candied cherries 12 Ounce, cut up (Green And Red)
  Pecans 1 Pound, chopped
  Dates 1 Pound, chopped
  Almonds 4 Ounce
  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)
  Salt 1 Tablespoon
  Baking powder 3 Tablespoon
  Cinnamon 1 Tablespoon
  Allspice 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Cloves 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Nutmeg 1⁄2 Tablespoon
Directions

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 250° 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.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Interest: 
Holiday
Servings: 
22

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