Canadian Cuisine Canada Kitchen Food Recipe

Dark Fruit Cake

Dark Fruit Cake

SHOPPING LIST: allspice, baking soda, butter or margarine, cherries, citron peel, cinnamon, cloves, currents, eggs, flour, mixed peel, molasses, raisins, salt, sugar

INGREDIENTS FOR DARK FRUIT CAKE

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FRUIT
2 cups candied citron peel, 2 cups of candied mixed peel, 2 cups of candied cherries, 2 cups of currents, 2 cups of raisins
Mix 1 cup of flour with fruit until fruit is thoroughly coated.

DRY INGREDIENTS
3 1/2 cups flour (from which 1 cup is taken to mix with fruit), 1/2 tsp. salt

SPICES
1 cup molasses, 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1 tsp. cloves, 1 tsp. allspice, (rum to taste)

OTHER
1 cup butter, 2 cups sugar, 5 eggs (beaten), 1 tsp. baking soda

INSTRUCTIONS FOR DARK FRUIT CAKE

Simmer together molasses and spices.
Cream butter and sugar, add beaten eggs, a little at a time
Add remaining dry ingredients alternately with molasses and spice to which rum has been added, stirring carefully.
Mix baking soda with 2 tbs. of hot water.
Add fruit. Mix lightly, but well.
Add baking soda; stir well.

BAKING
Place batter in prepared cake pan/pans.
Put a small pan filled with water in the oven. (To prevent the cake from drying too much)
Place pan/pans in oven.
Bake at 375F for 3 1/2 hours (Test to see if cake is baked by inserting a long skewer or knitting needle into cake. If the item comes out clean, the cake is cooked. If batter is attached to the item, the cake needs to bake longer.)

Dark Fruit Cake

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