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Cakes & Pies CHRISTMAS RICH BLACK FRUIT CAKE
From the Kitchen of Melvin

Category: Cakes & Pies
Servings: 12
Preparation Time: 2 HOURS

Recipe Ingredients

CHRISTMAS RICH BLACK FRUIT CAKE

1 lb flour
1 lb sugar
4 oz almonds
4 tsp baking powder
11/2 tsp mixed essence
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 tsp ground cinnamon
6 cups rum
3/4 cup browning
1 doz eggs
1 lb butter
1 lb currants
1 lb raisins
1/2 lb cherries
4 oz peels
3/4 lbs prunes



Recipe Directions

Mince fruits days before baking. Mix together and soak for 2 days or more
Cream butter and sugar. Beat eggs until stiff then add to creamed mixture. Mix together properly using a wooden spoon. Add flour with baking powder add soaked fruits. Mix thoroughly. At this stage you may add some more browning. Turn into a well greased and floured baking tin and bake at 250 deg for one and a half hour. After 1 hour cakes may be interchanged on shelves of ovens for even baking


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