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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 73
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 185.2
  • Total Fat: 4.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 18.2 mg
  • Sodium: 66.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 27.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.6 g
  • Protein: 1.8 g

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Economy Christmas Cake

Submitted by: SPARKYCARLEY
Economy Christmas Cake

Introduction

This fruitcake recipe is the one my Mom made my whole life growing up for the Christmas season. It comes from a very old cookbook called "The Treasury of Newfoundland Dishes". The original recipe calls for a little more of some kinds of fruit and a little less of others, but over all the amount of fruit is the same. This fruitcake recipe is the one my Mom made my whole life growing up for the Christmas season. It comes from a very old cookbook called "The Treasury of Newfoundland Dishes". The original recipe calls for a little more of some kinds of fruit and a little less of others, but over all the amount of fruit is the same.
Number of Servings: 73

Ingredients

    1 cup butter
    2 cups brown sugar
    4 eggs
    1/2 cup molasses
    3 tablespoons sugar free raspberry jam
    2 apples, grated (peel & flesh with center seeds scooped out)
    1.5 cups dates
    1-2 cups dried mixed fruit
    1.5 cups raisins
    1 cup dried cherries
    1 cup chopped walnuts
    2 cups currants
    5 cups flour
    1 tsp. salt
    1 tsp each of nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger
    1.5 tsp. baking soda
    1 cup hot coffee

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Directions

Cream butter and add the sugar and eggs; beat well. Add the molasses, jam, fruit and nuts; mix well. Add sifted dry ingredients (flour, salt, and spices) together; add them to the fruit mixture ad blend thoroughly. Dissolve the soda in the hot coffee and add to the batter; mix well. Line a large spring-form pan with waxed paper and grease with butter. Bake at 300 deg F. for 3 hours or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cake may be covered in the oven, if you do so remove the cover to allow to brown on the top.
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Makes about 73 50-gram pieces.

Number of Servings: 73

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CARLEYCOPPER66.






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  • I am english and do not know hopw much a cup is. Help! - 5/21/09

    Reply from SPARKYCARLEY (5/21/09)
    In North America a cup equals 8 oz. The standard measuring cup size. If you don't have a set of measuring cups you should purchase a set. I can't imagine getting by in a kitchen or a diet without them.


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