Mama's Poor Man Fruitcake
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butter or margerine
bottle maraschino cherries, drained
walnuts, broken into pieces
Boil the raisins in water for 15 minutes; Drain, reserving 2 cups of the water.
Grease and flour a large tube pan.
In a large bowl, stir together flour, cloves, cinnamon and salt.
In a medium bowl, cream the eggs, butter and sugar; add 2 cups of the raisin water and mix well.
Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients; mix well.
Mix in raisins, cherries, nut and baking soda.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until knife inserted comes out clean; Cool.