Fruit Cake Recipe

by Tammy Bradley
(Williamsport, TN USA)

This is my grandmother's recipe for Fruit Cake:


2/3 lb. butter (not hard)
1 2/3 cups sugar
3 cups flour
6 eggs
1 2/3 teaspoons baking powder
2/3 cup grape juice (or wine)
2/3 teaspoon allspice
2/3 teaspoon ground cloves
1 1/3 teaspoon mace
1 1/3 teaspoon cinnamon
1 lb pineapple
1 lb cherries
1 lb pecans
2/3 pound white raisins
2/3 lb dates
1/3 lb candied orange peel
1/6 lb candied lemon peel
1/2 lb citron

Cream butter and sugar; add spices then eggs. Beat well. Add juice or wine. Dredge fruit in flour and add to above mixture. Mix. Add rest of flour and mix well. Bake at 200 degrees for 4 1/2 to 5 hours.

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