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Calumet Fruit Cake

Author/Submitted by: Calumet
Servings: 1
Categories: Cakes / Desserts / Fruits

1  pound  sifted cake flour
1  teaspoon  calumet baking powder
1/2  teaspoon  cloves
1/2  teaspoon  cinnamon
1/2  teaspoon  mace
1  pound  butter
1  pound  brown sugar
10    eggs, well beaten
1/2  pound  candied cherries
1/2  pound  candied pineapple
1  pound  dates, seeded and sliced
1  pound  raisins
1  pound  currants
1/2  pound  citron, thinly sliced
1/2  pound  candied orange and lemon peel
1/2  pound  nut meats, chopped
1  cup  honey
1  cup  molasses
1/2  cup  cider

Sift flour once, measure, add baking powder and spices, and sift together three times. Cream shortening thoroughly, add sugar gradually, and cream together until light and fluffy. Add eggs, fruits, peel, nuts, honey, molasses, and cider. Add flour gradually. Bake in four paper-lined pans, 8x8x2 inches, in slow oven (200 degrees) 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Makes 10 pounds fruit cake. Busted by Barb at <>

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