The Fanny Farmer Dark Fruitcake

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READY IN: 1hr 15mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Set oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Butter two 9 x 5-inch loaf pans.
  • Line the pans with foil, then butter the foil.
  • Cream the butter or shortening.
  • Add in brown sugar; beat until light.
  • Add in lemon extract and eggs and beat well.
  • Stir in molasses and blend to combine.
  • In a small bowl combine the flour with baking soda, cinnamon, allspice, mace, cloves and salt; beat into the creamed mixture until combined.
  • Add in milk; beat until combined.
  • Stir in the candied fruit, candied cherries, candied citron, dates or raisins and nuts; mix well.
  • Transfer/divide the batter between the two pans.
  • Bake for 1 to 1-1/4 hours or until the loaves test done.
  • Turn out onto racks to cool.
  • When completely cooled wrap well and store in an airtight container.
  • BRANDIED FRUIT CAKE OPTION; soak two large pieces of cheesecloth in brandy.
  • Wrap each fruit cake in the cheesecloth covering all sides, then wrap well in foil.
  • Moisten the cheesecloth with additional brandy every few days for about a week.
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