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Old English Fruit Cake

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Old English Fruit Cake

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  • 1 lb. butter
  • 1 lb. brown sugar (light or dark)
  • 12 eggs
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. mace (ground)
  • 2 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1 tsp. ground allspice
  • 1 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 lb. candied fruit (mixed)
  • 1 lb. candied cherries
  • 1 lb. muscat raisins (seeded)
  • 1 lb. raisins (seedless)
  • 1 lb. currants
  • 1 lb. pitted dates (cut in pieces)
  • 1/2 lb. citron (diced, optional)
  • 1 lb. walnuts (broken, or nuts of your choice)
  • 1 cup rum (or brandy)
  • 1/2 cup brewed coffee (double-strength)
  • 2 oranges (large, grated peel and juice of)
  • 1 lemon (grated peel and juice of)
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    Absolutely incredible - I haven't aged mine yet but I had a nibble and it is everything a good fruit cake should be. I couldn't find citron so I omitted it and I also couldn't afford all the muscatel raisins, so I subbed 127g with raisins and currants. I would strongly recommend you go to the effort of finding mace; it really adds some oomf to the cake. This is surely going to be my go-to recipe.