Berkshire Fruit Cake

Berkshire Fruit Cake

Berkshire Fruit Cake

Makes 5 1/2 pounds fruit cake

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3 1/3 cup Cake Flour; sifted
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp mace
1 cup butter; or shortening
1 cup sugar
6 each eggs; well beaten
4 1/2 cup raisins
4 1/2 cup currants
1 cup citron; thinly cut
1/4 cup grape juice
3/4 cup light molasses


Sift flour once, measure, add baking powder, salt, and spices; sift
together three times.
Cream butter thoroughly, add sugar gradually, and cream together until
light and fluffy. Add eggs and beat well.
Add fruit, grape juice, and molasses, and mix well.
Add flour gradually, beating after each addition until smooth.
Turn into tube pan, which has been greased, lined with heavy paper, and
again greased.
Bake in very slow oven ( 250 F.) 4-1/2 hours, or until done.

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