Poor Man's Fruit cake

Poor Man's Fruit Cake Recipe

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michalene winkler

By
@bluewink

Family favorite for 3 generations.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
Lots
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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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

How to Make Poor Man's Fruit cake

Step-by-Step

  • 1Put 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.
  • 2Add enough flour to mixture to make a stiff mix. Add nuts. (Most times my fruitcake is really poor (no nuts)
  • 3Bake 350* til toothpick comes out clean from centers. Makes 7 small loaves or 3 regular size

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About Poor Man's Fruit cake

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




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