Grandmas Xmas Cake (fruit Cake) Recipe

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Grandmas XMas Cake (Fruit Cake)

Wayne Jessop


WE have used this for more then 40 years, although I dont know where It 1st came from... All, I know is everyone that eats some wants more the next time it is made
I will have to make this soon so I can post pictures... the Family will be glad I do anyways

pinch tips: How to Cream Butter & Sugar


depending on the eaters :-)


2 1/2 lb
8 oz
candied cherries
1 c
chopped walnuts
3 c
1 tsp
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
each.. cloves, nutmeg and mace
1 c
butter, softened
1 c
white sugar
1 tsp
baking powder
1/4 c
1/4 c
prune juice
4 oz
candied lemon peel (optinal)

Directions Step-By-Step

Wash and dry raisins , put in large mixing bowl
Cut cherries in half(I use 4oz of each red and green) then add
make sure walnuts are crushed using flat side of large knife then add
if using peel, mix in here
set aside
In another mixing bowl
cream butter and add sugar (beat till fluffy)
add eggs (mix well)
add molasses
add prune juice
Mix well and set aside
Sift flour, baking powder, salt, and spices well ( I do this 3 times)
Take 1 cup of flour mixture and sift over raisins, cherries and nuts.
Add remainder to cream mix and stir.
Add both mixing bowls together and mix well again. (easiest to do this with very clean hands)
turn into an aluminum foiled greased pan
Bake at 275F for 3 1/2 - 4 hrs
let cool , wrap in foil and hide it from everyone

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes