grandmas xmas cake (fruit cake)

★★★★★ 1
By Wayne Jessop
from Hamilton, ON

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

★★★★★ 1
serves depending on the eaters :-)

Ingredients For grandmas xmas cake (fruit cake)

  • 2 1/2 lb
    raisins
  • 8 oz
    candied cherries
  • 1 c
    chopped walnuts
  • 3 c
    flour
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp
    each.. cloves, nutmeg and mace
  • 1 c
    butter, softened
  • 1 c
    white sugar
  • 6
    eggs
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/4 c
    molasses
  • 1/4 c
    prune juice
  • 4 oz
    candied lemon peel (optinal)

How To Make grandmas xmas cake (fruit cake)

  • 1
    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
  • 2
    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
  • 3
    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)
  • 4
    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

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