29 November 2023

Great-Grandma Edna’s Fruit Cake

Great-Grandma Edna’s Fruit Cake

3 to 4 4-oz jars Glacé mixed fruit peeled
3 4- oz jars Glacé pineapple, cubed
2 to 3 Glacé jars of cherries (red and green), cut up
3 3/4 cups seedless golden raisins
3/4 cup currants
2 1/4 cups chopped pecans or walnuts
1/2 cup grape juice
2 cups brown sugar
1/2 pound butter (2 sticks)
5 eggs
1 tsp almond flavoring
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp mace
1/4 tsp baking soda

COMBINE the fruits and nuts with the grape juice, allow mixture to stand for 1 hour.

MIX: sugar, butter thoroughly in large bowl. Add the eggs, flour, almond flavor, cinnamon, mace, and baking soda. Turn the batter into a tube pan (or bread pans) lined with wax paper. Press down lightly.

BAKE at 275 degrees until firm and evenly browned, approximately 3 hours.

Remove from oven and cool for an hour. Remove from pan and cool thoroughly.

Wrap cake in brandy-soaked cheesecloth. Store in air-tight container for at least one week.

Chill before serving.

Grandma used to make this about Thanksgiving and bring out for Christmas...it was delicious.

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