Wash raisins. Pour boiling water over them and let stand for a few minutes. Drain throughly and dry between towels. Chop half the cherries. Combine fruit and add honey. Mix well and let stand overnight. Sift flour, salt, soda and spices.
Cream butter. Add sugar gradually, then add one egg at a time, beating well after each one. Break up jelly and add. Add flour mixture, nuts, fruit and flavoring. Bake in 300 oven.