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Alaskan Sourdough Fruitcake


A scrumptious and decadent fruitcake made with golden raisins, candied fruit and delicious blackberry cordial wine.






Trans-fat Free, High Fiber


½ cup golden raisins
seedless, and puffed seeded raisins
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ cup currants
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup blackberry cordial wine
or other wine
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon allspice
1 cup active starter
2 teaspoons mace
6 tablespoons butter
3 cups candied fruit
green and red pineapple, citron, oragne and ginger
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
3 large eggs
well beaten
1 cup nuts
2 tablespoons lemon zest


Soak raisins and currants in 1 cup wine overnight. Remove starter from refrigerator and set, tightly covered, in warm place overnight. It should be in at least a two cup container as it will just about double its volume overnight.

In the morning, cream butter with sugar and beat in eggs and lemon rind. Drain wine from raisins into creamed mixture. Stir in starter and 3 cups of the flour sifted with the soda, salt and spices. Sprinkle the remaining 1 cup of flour over the fruit and nuts in a large bowl. Toss and shake until well-coated. Add to batter and mix thoroughly.

Turn into loaf pans which have been generously buttered. Let stand in warm place for 30 minutes. Bake in oven preheated to 300 with a pan of water on floor of oven and rack as near as possible in middle of oven.

Bake about 2½ hours for medium-sized loaves watching carefully to see that they do notbrown too quickly. Test with toothpick. Remove from oven, turn pans on sides and allow to set for a few minutes before taking from pans.

When cold drip 2 tablespoon of wine over each cake. As soon as it is absorbed, wrap tightly in cellophane freezer paper and store in refrigerator or freezer. They improve with age.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 307g (10.8 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 112532% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 40g 62%
Saturated Fat 15g 73%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 204mg 68%
Sodium 911mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 58g 58%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars g
Protein 49g
Vitamin A 15% Vitamin C 51%
Calcium 10% Iron 48%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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