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Boiled Fruitcake (With Orange Peel and Dried Fruit)

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“I like fruitcake and I'm proud of it! But not just ANY fruitcake... This is a wonderful recipe from Stephanie Jaworski's joyofbaking.com that I've modified slightly. It doesn't have any of those bizarre chemically altered candied cherries or pineapples. Go ahead a give it a try!”
READY IN:
1hr 30mins
SERVES:
12
YIELD:
1 loaf
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Butter a 9x5x3 loaf pan.
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Farenheit.
  3. In a large saucepan, boil first 12 ingredients (brown sugar, water, butter, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, salt, orange peel and dried fruits) for 5 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and allow to cool to lukewarm.
  5. Stir in two slightly beaten eggs.
  6. In a separate bowl mix together flour, salt and baking soda.
  7. Fold wet ingredients into dry and then add vanilla.
  8. Pour into prepared pan and bake 45 to 60 minutes until toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean.
  9. Optional: While still hot, douse with alcohol.
  10. Wrap and store a couple of days before serving.

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