Christmas Cake

Christmas Cake


Distinctive recipe makes 1 – eight inch fruit cake Change Servings
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  • 2 (eight ounce) containers candied cherries

  • 1 (eight ounce) container candied mixed citrus peel

  • 2 cups raisins

  • 1 cup dried currants

  • 1 cup dates, pitted and chopped

  • 2 (2.25 ounce) packages blanched slivered almonds

  • half cup brandy

  • 1/2 cup all-goal flour

  • 2 cups all-perform flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon flooring cloves

  • 1 teaspoon flooring allspice

  • 1 teaspoon flooring cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup butter

  • 2 cups packed brown sugar

  • 6 eggs

  • three/4 cup molasses

  • three/4 cup apple juice

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  • PREP


  • COOK

    three hrs half-hour


    6 hrs

Christmas Cake


  1. In a medium bowl, combine cherries, citrus peel, raisins, currants, dates, and almonds. Stir in brandy; let stand 2 hours, or in a single day. Dredge soaked fruit with half cup flour.
  2. Preheat oven to 275 ranges F (100 thirty 5 ranges C). Grease an 8x8x3 inch fruit cake pan, line with parchment paper, and grease as soon as extra. In a small bowl, mix collectively flour, baking soda, cloves, allspice, cinnamon, and salt; put apart.
  3. In an enormous bowl, cream butter until delicate. Frequently combine in brown sugar and eggs. Mix collectively molasses and apple juice. Beat into butter mixture alternately with flour mixture, making 4 dry and three liquid additions. Fold in floured fruit. Flip into prepared pan.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 3 to 3 half hours, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of cake comes out clear. Take away from pan, and lift off paper. Cool cake completely, after which wrap loosely in wax paper. Retailer in an airtight container.


  • Power
  • 860 kcal
  • forty three%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 151.2 g
  • forty 9%
  • Ldl ldl cholesterol
  • 146 mg
  • forty 9%
  • Fat
  • 23.eight g
  • 37%
  • Fiber
  • 5.2 g
  • 21%
  • Protein
  • 9.9 g
  • 20%
  • Sodium
  • 341 mg
  • 14%

* % Daily Values are based mostly totally on a 2,000 calorie consuming routine.

Recipe by Carol

“This cake is a rich, darkish, moist fruit cake, very flavorful at Christmas. Try icing with almond paste for a additional festive contact. This recipe is started in October or November in an effort to let it mellow sooner than the holidays. I consider very properly my mother storing her fruit cake in an earlier butter churn that belonged to my grandmother and good grandmother. I would like that I had that earlier crock.”

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