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Dark Christmas Cake


Dark Christmas Cake recipe















1 pound almonds
3 pounds raisins, seedless
2 pounds currants
1 pound candied cherries
1 pound figs
1 pound dates
cut up
1 ½ pounds candied peel
mixed, chopped
1 pound candied pineapple
cut up
1 cup all-purpose flour
3 cups butter
3 cups brown sugar
12 large egg yolks
5 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons mace
2 teaspoons allspice
2 teaspoons nutmeg
1 teaspoon cloves
3 teaspoons baking soda
¾ cup prune juice
¼ cup brandy
12 large egg whites


Line greased pans with greased heavy brown paper, except for the Bundt pan which should be greased and floured.

COMBINE nuts and fruit in a very large bowl or roasting pan. Add 1 cup of flour and toss by hand to coat fruit with flour.

CREAM butter well ( you can use your electric mixer for this part of the recipe). Add sugar and beat until fluffy. Beat in egg yolks.

Transfer mixture to a large bowl.

Sift 5½ cups flour with salt, spices, and soda and add to creamed mixture alternately with prune juice and brandy.

Mix with a wooden spoon. Add this mixture to the fruit and nuts and blend well.

The easiest way to blend this large amount of mixture is with your hands.

Beat egg whites until stiff and fold into mixture. MEASURE into prepared pans and press well into the corners.

Heat oven to 275℉ (140℃). Bake cakes in 8x4x3 inch pans for about 3 hours. Let stand in pans a few minutes, then turn out on racks and cool.

Strip off the paper and wrap cakes in cheesecloth dampened with brandy and then in foil and store in a cool place.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Long term storage of fruitcakes in foil is not recommended as the raisins eat thru the foil! I found this the hard way! It wasn't very long before mine did it as I know I would have eaten this all up pretty quick. I love darj fruitcake!

almost 14 years ago

There is no information on how many loaves this makes as far as I can see. What is the Bundt pan reference about? Measure into pans - how much per pan?? And the photo is of a stollen, not a fruitcake. And the calorie count - 4960 calories per serving? First visit to this site but it seems more like a joke than anything.

almost 5 years ago

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 139g (4.9 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 41339% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 8g 41%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 195mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 20%
Dietary Fiber 4g 17%
Sugars g
Protein 14g
Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 59%
Calcium 8% Iron 13%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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