Confederate Fruitcake

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1 c butter
2 c sugar
2 eggs, slightly beaten
3 1/2 c all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cloves
1 1/2 c applesauce
1/4 c whiskey
1 lb small gumdrops
1 c pecans, halved
1/2 c all purpose flour
1 c sugar
1 Tbsp cornstarch
1/4 tsp salt
1 Tbsp butter
1 c boiling water
1/4 c whiskey

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donna morales Recipe
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New Orleans, LA (pop. 343,829)
Member Since Sep 2011
donna's notes for this recipe:
any cake made with a little liquor has got to be a good one I say. I want to try this one with christmas coming up. I've always loved fruit cake and this one sounds great. Found it in a cookbook I have of old recipes. Bon Appetit! I bet you all thought of Julia Child just then huh.
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In a large bowl cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and beat well. In a separate bowl combine 3 1/2 cups of flour, the baking soda, salt, and spices and add the mixture alternately to the batter with the applesauce and whiskey. In a small bowl combine the gumdrops, pecans, and the remaining flour. Gently stir them into the batter.
Pour the batter into a greased and floured 9 inch tube pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour and 45 minutes, or until the cake tester comes out clean. Cool. This cake is moist and keeps well. It is excellent served with the Gentleman's Sauce flavored with Whiskey.
Gentleman's Sauce:

In a small bowl combine the sugar, cornstarch, salt, and butter. Gently stir into the boiling water and cook until clear, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the whiskey. Delicious spooned over the fruitcake, or ice cream, or pudding. Enjoy

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user Diane Hopson Smith DeeDee2011 - Sep 15, 2011
Saved for the holidays!
user donna morales Donnald07 - Sep 15, 2011
me too Dee. Let me know the feed back how they like it and if you do. and if there's any whiskey left. hehehe
user Diane Hopson Smith DeeDee2011 - Sep 15, 2011
It sounds wonderful. I need to post my mothers fruit cake recipe. She aged her fruit cakes but soaking cheese cloth in whiskey and wrapping the cake up in the cheese cloth. Then every now and then she would pour more whiskey over them as they aged. They were the best!
user Diane Hopson Smith DeeDee2011 - Sep 15, 2011
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