Molasses Fruitcake

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READY IN: 1hr 20mins
SERVES: 24

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Butter 2 9x5 loaf pans.
  • Line them with foil and butter again.
  • Mix spices with the flour and take a small amount and dust the foil lined pans with it.
  • Set pans aside.
  • Take baking soda and add to the flour and spice mixture.
  • Set aside.
  • Cream butter then add brown sugar to it.
  • Cream again until sugar is incorporated.
  • Add lemon extract and eggs and beat well.
  • Add applesauce and molasses and blend.
  • Add flour/spice mixture and beat well.
  • Stir in candied fruit, citron, raisins and pecan.
  • Spoon into pans and cover tops with walnut meats.
  • Bake for 1- 1 1/4 hours (until toothpick comes out clean).
  • Let set for 7-10 minutes then turn out on racks and cool.
  • When completely cooled, wrap well and store in an airtight container.
  • *If you want brandied fruitcake: soak 2 pieces of cheesecloth in brandy.
  • Wrap fruitcake up with cheesecloth then wrap tightly with foil.
  • Open up every other day for a week and add additional brandy.
  • Serve away from flames.
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