Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. for English Fruit Cake Recipe

  2. 1 lb. butter

  3. 1 lb. light brown sugar

  4. 9 eggs

  5. 1 lb. flour

  6. 2 teaspoons mace

  7. 2 teaspoons cinnamon

  8. 1 teaspoon soda

  9. 2 tablespoons milk

  10. 3 lbs. currants

  11. 2 lbs. raisins, seeded and finely chopped

  12. 1/2 lb. almonds, blanched and shredded

  13. 1 lb. citron, thinly sliced and cut in strips

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Cream the butter, add sugar gradually, and beat thoroughly.

  2. Separate yolks from whites of eggs; beat yolks until thick and lemon-colored, whites until stiff and dry, and add to first mixture.

  3. Then add milk, fruit, nuts, and flour mixed and sifted with mace, cinnamon, and soda.

  4. Put in buttered deep pans, cover with buttered paper, steam three hours, and bake one and one half hours in a slow oven, or bake four hours in a very slow oven.

  5. Rich fruit cake is always more satisfactory when done if the cooking is accomplished by steaming.


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