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Jamaican Fruit Cake

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Rating: 5/5 5 stars
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ready in: 1-2 hrs
serves/makes:   12
  

recipe id: 74074

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ingredients

12 ounces flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
9 ounces seedless raisins, cut in half
2 ounces citron, diced fine
3 ounces mixed citrus peel, diced fine
4 ounces crystallized cherries, cut in quarters
2 ounces chopped nuts
2 limes, grated rind only
10 ounces butter, softened
8 ounces extra fine granulated sugar
6 large eggs
1/2 medium orange, juiced
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 tablespoons rum
10 whole unblanched almonds for decoration

directions

Sift flour and baking powder. Add fruits and nuts, and then lime rind. Cream butter and sugar, then add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.

By hand, add 1/3 of the flour mixture, then add orange juice, vanilla, and rum. Add remaining flour mixture and stir well; don't overmix.

Pour into greased and lined baking tin and decorate with whole almonds. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 1 hour and 10 minutes. Don't open oven door before cake has baked for 1 hour.

cook's notes

For Delores Cook, who requested a recipe for Jamaican Fruit Cake. This is UNTESTED. I did, however, just get a little Jamaican cookbook, where I saw this recipe.... In spite of the name, it looks like a fruit cake to me!

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nutrition

566 calories, 26 grams fat, 77 grams carbohydrates, 9 grams protein per serving.
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REVIEW: recipe rating
it was great we baked 2 more that same day