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Old Time Pork Cake
1 cup finely ground pork
1 cup hot strong coffee
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon each of allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 eggs well beaten
⅔ cup of molasses
3 cups sifted flour
2 cups raisins
1 cup currants
2 cup mixed peel
Place pork in bowl. Pour hot coffee over it and let stand until cold
Sugar spices and soda - stir into pork and then add well beaten eggs and molasses.
Two tablespoons of flour over fruit, add raisins
Flour to the pork mixture, stirring until well blended
Add the floured fruit. Use a nine or ten inch baking pan and line it with three layers of brown paper.
Bake at 275° for about three hours.