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Grandma's Current Pound Cake

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Servings: 12
Categories: Cakes / Desserts

1 1/2  cups  Currants
1  pound  Margarine or butter
2  cups  Sugar
1  teaspoon  Mace
9    Eggs, separated
4 1/4  cups  Flour, all purpose, sifted
1  teaspoon  Lemon extract
1  teaspoon  Vanilla

Rinse Currents in hot water, drain and dry on a towel. Cream butter until fluffy, add sugar and spice and cream thoroughly. Beat egg yolks until thick and creamy; add to butter mixture and blend well. Add one half of the flour and mix until smooth; add remainder of flour and mix until smooth again. Mix in stiffly beaten egg whites. Pour into 2 paper lined loaf pans (9"x4"x2.5") and bake at 350F for 1 hour and 25 minutes. Test for doneness by inserting a toothpick in center.

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