Easy Christmas Cake

Ingredients :

°2 (8 ounces) candied cherries
°1 (8 ounce) bowl of mixed candied citrus peel
°2 cups raisins
°1 cup dried currants
°1 cup pitted and chopped dates
°2 (2.25 oz) packages peeled and chopped almonds
°1/2 cup brandy
°1/2 cup all-purpose flour
°2 cups all-purpose flour
°1/2 teaspoon baking soda
°1 teaspoon ground cloves
°1 teaspoon ground spices
°1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
°1/2 teaspoon salt
°1 cup butter
°2 cups packed brown sugar
°6 eggs
°3/4 cup molasses
°3/4 cup apple juice

  • Directions :

In bowl, combine cherries, citrus peel, raisins, currants, dates, also almonds. Stir in brandy. Let it stand for 2 h . Soak fruit in half a cup of flour.
Heat the oven to 275°F (135°C). Grease an 8″ x 8″ x 3″ cake pan, line it with parchment paper, and grease it again. In bowl, mixing flour, baking soda, cloves, allspice, cinnamon, & salt. Sit apart.

In a large bowl, cream butter until light. Mix it gradually with brown sugar and eggs. Mix molasses with apple juice. Whisk mixture into butter mixture alternately with flour mixture, making 4 dry additions and 3 liquid additions. Add the crushed fruit. Turn into a ready frying pan.
Baking in preheated oven about 3 to 3 1/2 h. Remove it from the pan and lift the paper. Cool cake totally, then wrap in wax paper. Store in an airtight-container.

Enjoy !