Thursday, April 1, 2021

Dark Fruit Cake - Aunt Josie's Recipe from North River, Conception Bay

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Dark Fruit Cake - Aunt Josie’s Recipe

1pkg currants

1pkg raisins

1pkg mixed peel

1 pkg cherries

1 cup nuts

2 ¼ cups sugar (I use 1 cup)

2 ¼ cups water

1 lb Good Luck Butter

1 tsp mace

2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp cloves

1 tsp allspice

Put all the above in pot & bring to boil for 5 mins. Let cool. Add 3 eggs beaten & 2 tsp vanilla. STIR. Then add dry ingredients:

3 ⅓ cups flour

2 tsp soda

2tsp baking powder

Bake 275° fo 2 ½ - 3 hrs

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