1/1 Photo of Christmas Keeping Cake (Fruitcake-Like, Less Fruit)
From "The Spirit of Christmas Book III," Leisure arts, 1989. Made it for 2009 Christmas party—delicious, and not too "fruity." People who don't like fruitcake loved it. It has the most delicious scent when you unwrap it that remains until the last slice is eaten. I believe it took mine no more than 2 hours to bake. Keep an eye on it, so the cake won't dry.
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- 1 cup butter or 1 cup margarine, softened
- 2 cups sugar
- 3 eggs, separated
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 3 cups flour, divided
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 cup red plum jam
- 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans
- 1 cup goldn raisins (I soaked mine in extra liquor)
- 1 cup quartered dates
- 1 cup brandy, bourbon or 1 cup sherry wine
- 1Cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg yolks until fluffy.
- 2Dissolve baking soda in buttermilk; beat it into eggs.
- 3Combine 2 1/2 cups flour with spices. Add to egg mixture, alternately with jam.
- 4Beat egg whites until almost stiff and fold into batter.
- 5Combine remaining flour with pecans, raisins and dates; fold into batter.
- 6Pour into well-greased and floured 10" tube pan. (I used bundt pan.). Bake at 300 F 3 to 3 1/3 hours (depends on oven). (NOTE: I believe it took mine no more than 2 hours to bake.) Place on wire rack until completely cool.
- 7Soak cheesecloth in liquor and wrap cake. Wrap with foil. Brush with more liquor every week, closing tight with foil. Let age 4-6 weeks in cool place.
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Nutritional Facts for Christmas Keeping Cake (Fruitcake-Like, Less Fruit)
Serving Size: 1 (159 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 12
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 665.6
- Calories from Fat 212
- Total Fat 23.6 g
- Saturated Fat 10.8 g
- Cholesterol 87.5 mg
- Sodium 280.1 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 96.8 g
- Dietary Fiber 3.6 g
- Sugars 62.4 g
- Protein 6.9 g