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Antique Fruit Cake

A truly old-fashioned dessert, fruit cake has gotten the reputation as a bad house warming gift. This wonderful, classic fruit cake recipe pays homage to the forgotten dessert. Moist and made with the finest ingredients, enjoy Antique Fruit Cake and bring it back to the dinner table.

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 3/4 cup currants
  • 1/2 cup citron
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon mace
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
     
  2. Cream the butter and gradually stir in the sugar.
     
  3. Chop the seedless raisins and citron and mix them and the currants with a little of the flour.
     
  4. Mix the milk and molasses into the sugar and butter mixture and stir in the beaten egg yolks.
     
  5. Sift the flour, soda and spices together and add them to the cake mixture, stir in the flour, fruit and vanilla and fold in the stiffly beaten egg whites.
     
  6. Bake slowly in deep cake pans lined with oiled paper for 40 to 45 minutes.
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