Retro fruit cake requires no baking
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Retro Fruit Cake recipe from Betty Crocker

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Here's Betty Crocker's recipe for Old-Time Fruit Cake.

1 cup salad oil
1 1/3 cups sugar
1/4 cup molasses
4 eggs
2 cups sifted Gold Medal flour
1 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 cup orange juice
1 cup more sifted Gold Medal flour
2 2/3 cups seedless raisins (15 oz.)
2 cups cut-up dates (1lb.)
2 cups mixed candied fruit (1 lb.)
1 cup nuts, broken in half

Heat oven to 275˚ (slow). Line with brown paper two loaf pans, 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/2. Mix oil, sugar, molasses, eggs. Beat vigorously with spoon or electric mixer 2 minutes. Sift together the 2 cups flour, baking powder, salt, spices and stir in alternately with orange juice. Mix the 1 cup flour into the fruit and nuts. Pour batter over fruit, mixing thoroughly. Pour into prepared pans. Place a pan of water on lower oven rack. Bake cakes 2 1/2 to 3 hours. After baking, let cakes stand 15 minutes before taking from pans. Cool thoroughly on racks before removing paper. Store by wrapping tighly in aluminium foil, place in covered jar in cool place to ripen.

 

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