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Boiled Cake ( Poor Man's Fruitcake)

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“From Mr. Donlin at Madison Middle School.”
READY IN:
1hr 10mins
SERVES:
24-30
YIELD:
4 loaves
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Boil sugar, shortening, raisins, salt, and water (do not boil dates). Add dry ingredients, dates and walnuts to the boiled mixture. Bake at 325* in (2) 8"x8"x2" pans or in (1) 13"x9"x2" pan for 60-75 minutes. Allow to cool and divide into 4 "loaves". Wrap well and store. Serve sliced and plain or with hard sauce. This cake will stay moist for many months, but keeps best when moistened with rum or brandy.

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