Dark Christmas Cake

'Tis the season for making a yummy moist Christmas cake. You won't be disappointed with this one. 

Recipe submitted from one of our loyal customers.

Directions

  1. Combine the raisins, currants, dates, cherries, mixed peel, walnuts and brandy and let stand overnight.
  2. The next day, dredge fruit mixture in ½ cup all-purpose flour.
  3. Preheat oven to 275 degrees F. Grease an 8 x 8 x 3 in pan, line with parchment paper and grease again.
  4. Sift together the flour, salt, baking soda, cloves, allspice and cinnamon in a bowl (sifted dry). 
  5. In a second bowl, cream the butter. Gradually beat in the brown sugar and eggs (creamed mixture). 
  6. In a third bowl, mix together the molasses, apple juice and maple syrup (liquid mixture).
  7. Add sifted dry ingredients to creamed mixture alternately with liquid. Make 3 dry and 2 liquid additions, combined lightly after each. Fold in floured fruit from the day before.
  8. Turn into prepared pan.Bake in preheated oven for 3 – 3½ hours or until toothpick comes out clean.
  9. Remove from pan and peel off parchment paper. Cool and store. 

 

 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sultana raisins
  • 1 cup currants
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1 lb glace cherries
  • ½ lb mixed peel
  • ¼ lb walnut crumbs
  • ½ cup brandy
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp ground allspice
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups lightly packed brown sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • ¾ cup molasses
  • ¾ cup apple juice
  • ½ cup maple syrup

 

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