Monday, 14 November 2011

Festive Holiday Fruit Cake

Festive Holiday Fruit Cake
Makes 1 large or 2 small fruitcakes
Ingredients

1 ½ cups (12 oz) Paradise Old English Mix
1 ½ cups (12 oz) Pineapple Wedges (assorted colors)
1 8 oz Red Cherries
1 8 oz Green Cherries
1 cup dried apples, coarsely chopped
1 cup pitted dates, coarsely chopped
2 cups currants or dark raisins
1 cup slivered almonds



1 cup walnut halves
1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
¾ cup granulated sugar
¾ cup packed light brown sugar
½ cup butter or margarine, softened
5 eggs
2 tablespoons dark molasses
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon baking soda

Method

1.                  Pour ½ cup bourbon or rum over combined fruits and nuts in large bowl, let stand 2 to 3 hours, stirring occasionally.

2.                  Measure remaining ingredients into large mixing bowl.

3.                  Beat at low speed until blended, beat at high speed 3 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.

4.                  Stir in fruit mixture.

5.                  Spread mixture evenly in greased 12 cup fluted or angel cake pan, or 2 greased 6 cup fluted cake pans.

6.                  Press mixture firmly into pan.  Bake in preheated 250° oven until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean 3 to 3 ½ hours completely.

7.                  Garnish with whole cherries, pineapple and nuts.




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