Poor Man's Fruit Cake Recipe

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Poor Man's Fruit cake

michalene winkler

By
@bluewink

Family favorite for 3 generations.


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Comments:

Serves:

Lots

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 c
shortening
2 c
sugar
2 c
black coffee (cold)
1 c
water
1 1/2 c
chopped nuts and dates
1 pinch
salt
1 tsp
vanilla
1 tsp
cinnamon
1/2 tsp
clove, ground
1/2 tsp
allspice, ground
2 lb
raisins

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Put all these 11 ingredients in a lg sausepan and bring to a simmer for about 7 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool completely.
Then add 2 tsp baking soda that you disolve in a little warm water (to cooled mixture)Stir well.
2
Add enough flour to mixture to make a stiff mix. Add nuts. (Most times my fruitcake is really poor (no nuts)
3
Bake 350* til toothpick comes out clean from centers. Makes 7 small loaves or 3 regular size

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American