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Whole Wheat Christmas Cake

 
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Whole Wheat Christmas Cake recipe

Yield

24

servings

Prep

25

min

Cook

3

hrs

Ready

3

days

Trans-fat Free, High Fiber
 

Ingredients

10 ounces whole-wheat flour
1 ½ pounds mixed dried fruit
4 ounces maraschino cherries
*
2 ounces walnuts
chopped
2 ounces almonds
chopped
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 x nutmeg
*
½ teaspoon salt
8 ounces butter
4 to 6 large eggs
2 to 4 tablespoons molasses
1 each lemon
grated rind of
1 each oranges
grated rind of
8 ounces demerara sugar
*
½ bottle rum
or brandy or both
*
¼ pint stout beer
*

Directions

Mix the fruit and alcohol together and leave to soak for 3 days minimum.

Add cherries and nuts to mixture.

Mix flour, baking powder, spices and salt together.

Cream the butter, and sugar, when light and fluffy beat in molasses and then eggs one at a time.

Fold in half of the flour mixture followed by the fruit and alcohol mixture.

Then fold in the remainder of the flour.

Bake in lined tin wrapped in newspaper and secure tin with string.

Bake at Gas 3 for first two hours then reduce to Gas 2 for a further 90 minutes.

When cooked sprinkle cake with alcohol.

Keep wrapped in foil and every so often sprinkle with alcohol.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 64g (2.3 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 88761% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 60g 93%
Saturated Fat 31g 155%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 332mg 111%
Sodium 701mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 27%
Dietary Fiber 11g 45%
Sugars g
Protein 36g
Vitamin A 78% Vitamin C 39%
Calcium 19% Iron 29%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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