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Civil War Fruit Cake

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1 Civil War Fruit Cake on Mon May 31, 2010 11:22 pm

As requested here is the recipe for Civil War Fruit cake. I must give credit to the American
Civil War site @ for more recipes just click on Cooking.

This my slightly adjusted recipe
Combine in a large saucepan:
3 medium apples peeled and diced
2 cups raisins
2 cups water
1 cup white sugar( you can substitute 1 cup molasses)
1 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons lard or shortening
Bring to boil and Cook together for five minutes. Allow to cool.

In a large mixing bowl Sift together
3 cups flour
2 teaspoons soda
1 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon grated nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ( I also added a teaspoon of ground ginger)

Add cooled apple-raisin mixture to dry ingrdientsand mix well. Add one cup of chopped nuts.

Pour into a greased lined angel food cake pan/ tube pan or loaf pan Bake at 350'F for an hour or until done.
(I halved the recipe and baked it 40 minutes in a deep 9 inch cake tin.)

This is not a modern dense chewy/dry fruit cake it is moist almost sticky and adding the ginger is a plus to the flavor.

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2 civil war fruit cake on Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:33 pm

I maded the cake and it is good not as sweet as today's cake are. And I do not the like fruit cake. This more like a Spice Cake with fruit in it. It is very easy to make well worth doing.

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3 Re: Civil War Fruit Cake on Sun May 06, 2012 8:26 pm

I made it to for the Pioneer Farms event but forgot the nuts. I liked it!

Annette Bethke
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