Dark Christmas Cake

Dark Christmas Cake

A typed vintage recipe for a Dark Christmas Cake; make this Christmas Cake with butter, white sugar, brown sugar, molasses, orange rind, orange juice, orange pulp, lemon, eggs, milk, brandy, flour, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, mixed fruit, walnuts, dates, raisins, currants, and candied cherries. Bake in a slow oven for 2 hours.
A typed vintage recipe for a Dark Christmas Fruitcake


1 pound butter
2 cups sugar (1 white and 1 brown)
1/2 cup molasses
1 orange rind, juice, and pulp
1 teaspoon lemon extract or 1 lemon
12 eggs
1 cup milk or brandy
3 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cloves
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 pound mixed fruit
1 pound walnuts
2 pounds dates
1 pound raisins
1/2 pound currants
1 pound candied cherries


Mix in order given. Bake in a slow oven {300-degrees} for 2 hours if one pan is used. Flour fruits before mixing them in the cake. 


Recipe from Margaret Wallace

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