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“Very very old fruitcake recipe. Has orange marmalade, almonds, and every fruit you can think of. Baked in a tube pan. Some of the instructions aren't as relevant because dried things aren't as dried as used to be.”
52hrs 30mins
1 cake

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pour boiling water over currants and let stand 5 minutes; drain well.
  2. Rinse raisins; drain; dry on towel.
  3. Rinse and drain figs before cutting. If very dry let stand in hot water 5 minutes before cutting.
  4. Rrinse and dry citron and orange peel before cutting.
  5. Cover almonds with cold water and bring to a boil; pour off water and remove brown skin before chopping (almonds nowadays are already blanched).
  6. Combine fruits, citron peel, marmalade, allspice, mace, cinnamon, cloves, and brandy, or fruit juice if you don't want alcohol in yours; stir to blend.
  7. Let stand overnight.
  8. Next morning add flour to fruit mix.
  9. Cream butter and sugar; add eggs; beat well.
  10. Add fruit mixture.
  11. Pour into a greased, paper lined, tube pan about 10 inches across top and 5 inches deep.
  12. If pan is too shallow, allow paper to extend above rim.
  13. Bake in 275 degree Fahrenheit oven for 4-1/2 hours.
  14. Baked weight about 7-1/2 lbs.

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