Poor Man's Fruitcake

Vicki Herman

Poor Man's Fruitcake
Poor Man's Fruitcake

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • Cake:

  • 1

    box of raisins

  • 2

    cups of water

  • 2

    cups white sugar

  • 2/3

    cup shortening

  • 2

    tsp. cinnamon

  • 1

    tsp. nutmeg

  • 1/2

    tsp. cloves

  • 1/2

    tsp. salt

  • 1

    cup of cold water

  • 1

    tsp. baking soda dissolved in a little hot water

  • 2

    tsp. vanilla

  • 3 1/2

    cups flour

  • 1

    cup chopped nuts

  • Topping:

  • 1/4

    cup brown sugar

  • Chopped nuts

Directions

Cook the raisins in 2 cups of water (covered) for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and combine (including water) with the rest of the cake ingredients in a large bowl. Pour into a angel food cake pan or 2 to 3 loaf pans. Crumble the brown sugar over the batter and cover with the chopped nuts. Press into the batter with the back of a spoon. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour, angel food cake pan and start checking the loaf pans after 30 minutes.

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