Friday, November 27, 2009

Apple Sauce Fruit Cake

3.5 c flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cloves
1 tsp soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 c shortening
1 c sugar
1 egg, well beaten
1/2 c nuts
1 c raisins
1 c mixed fruit, floured
1 c hot apple sauce

Beat together shortening and sugar until creamy. Add eggs and beat well. Sift flour, salt, cloves, soda and cinnamon. Mix alternately. Flour and apple sauce to the creamed mixture. Bake in tube pan at 300 to 325 F for 1.5 hours. Use candied cherries and buts on top. Wrap in cloth and store in tightly covered container. Add 2 tbsp rum to cloth. Don't let cloth dry out. Keep slightly damp.

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