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Catholic Recipe: Easy Fruit Cake

    INGREDIENTS

  • 3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 2 jars (1 pound each) mixed diced candied fruits and peels
  • Details

  • Yield: 1 9-inch tube cake
  • Prep Time: 3 hours
  • Difficulty:
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 11+
  • Origin:

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This fruitcake uses honey and applesauce for sweetening, lessening the amount of sugar in the recipe.

DIRECTIONS

Mix and sift first 5 ingredients. Cream shortening; add sugar and honey gradually; continue to cream until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in applesauce; stir in mixed fruits and peels. Add dry ingredients gradually, beating well with spoon until blended. Pour into greased and floured 9-inch tube pan. Bake at 300° for 2-1/4 hours.

Recipe Source: Cook's Blessings, The by Demetria Taylor, Random House, New York, 1965
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