Mama's Poor Man Fruitcake

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By
@starryrose

This recipe was my grandmothers'. I normally do not like fruitcake, but this one is not as heavy.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
1 Hr

Ingredients

1 stick
butter or margerine
2 c
granulated sugar
2
eggs
4 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
ground clove
1 tsp
ground cinnamon
1 tsp
salt
1 Tbsp
baking soda
1 large
bottle maraschino cherries, drained
1 box
raisins
5 c
water
1 lb
walnuts, broken into pieces

Step-By-Step

1Boil the raisins in water for 15 minutes; Drain, reserving 2 cups of the water.
2Grease and flour a large tube pan.
3In a large bowl, stir together flour, cloves, cinnamon and salt.
4In a medium bowl, cream the eggs, butter and sugar; add 2 cups of the raisin water and mix well.
5Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients; mix well.
6Mix in raisins, cherries, nut and baking soda.
7Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until knife inserted comes out clean; Cool.

About Mama's Poor Man Fruitcake

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads