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English Fruitcake

  • 1 cup sorghum
  • 1/2 cup strong grape juice
  • 3/4 lb. dates
  • 2 lb. raisins
  • 1/2 lb. citron
  • 3/4 lb. prunes
  • 1 cup butter
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  • 1 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. allspice
  • 1/2 lb. whole pecans halves
  • 1/4 lb. whole almonds
  • 1/4 lb. whole walnuts


Combine sorghum, grape juice, dates, raisins, citron, and prunes; set aside overnight. Cream butter and sugar; add eggs. Sift together flour, baking powder and spices. Add dry mixture to butter mixture. Fold in fruit and nuts. Pour into large cake pan or 2 loaf pans and place in an oven with a small pan of water in oven. Bake at 250 degrees F for 2 hours.

By Robin from Washington, IA


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