Total Time
15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

I have not tried this recipe. I got the recipe from Apple Cookery Spiced with History. The recipe was submitted by Ruth Rayburn. The recipe does not say exactly how long to bake the fruitcake.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Grease a 12 cup ring mold or 2 9x5x3" loaf pans; dust lightly with flour.
  2. To Make Dark Batter:.
  3. Chop dates and combine with chopped walnuts in a medium size bowl.
  4. Sift flour, apple pie spice, baking powder, salt and baking soda onto waxed paper.
  5. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of mixture over fruit and nuts and toss to coat.
  6. Beat butter, sugar and eggs in large bowl of electric mixer at high speed for 3 minutes, until fluffy; beat in jelly.
  7. Stir in remaining flour mixture alternately with apple juice, beating after each addition until the batter is quite smooth.
  8. Pour batter over prepared fruit and nuts and fold just until well blended.
  9. To Make Light Batter:.
  10. Combine candied pineapple, cherries and citron in medium size bowl.
  11. Grate lemon rind and add to fruits: pare off white membrane; remove seeds; chop lemon; reserve.
  12. Sift flour, baking powdr, salt and baking soda onto waxed paper.
  13. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of mixture over fruits and toss to coat.
  14. Beat butter, sugar and eggs in large bowl of electric mixer at high speed for 3 minutes, until fluffy; stir in chopped lemon.
  15. Stir in remaining flour mixture alternately with apple juice, beating after each addition until the batter is quite smooth.
  16. Pour batter over prepared fruits and fold just until well blended.
  17. Spoon dark batter into 4 evenly spaced sections of prepared ring mold; spoon light batter into remaining 4 spaces in mold.
  18. Bake in slow oven 300 degrees following time for pan selected, or until center springs when lightly pressed with fingertip.
  19. Cool on wire rack in pan for 15 minutes; loosen around edge and tube with a knife; carefully turn out onto wire rack; cool completely.
  20. To Decorate:
  21. Melt apple jelly in a small saucepan; brush over cake; garnish with halved red and green candied cherries.

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