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Fruit Cake

It's rich and moist.


  • 2 1/2 kg fruit cake mix
  • 1 kg glazed fruit cake mix
  • 1 cup glazed red cherries
  • 3 cups dark brown sugar
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  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 3 tsp. bicarbonate of soda
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups brandy
  • 1 1/2 cups butter
  • 3 large eggs beaten
  • 6 cups cake flour


Place the fruit mix, cherries, sugar, bicarbonate of soda, water, brandy and butter in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Boil for 20 minutes, remove and cool. Meanwhile grease well and double line a square or round baking pan.

When mixture is cooled, preheat oven to 300 degrees F. (150 degrees F.) In a basin sift dry ingredients, add the beaten eggs and mix well.

Pour batter into greased pan and bake for +- 3 hours or till done. Cover with marzipan or cherries and pecan nuts.

Source: from a friend

By Dorty from SA


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