Bakes & Treats


Original recipe makes one 9 inch cake

2 cups packed brown sugar

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking soda

2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

2 tablespoons ground cloves

2 tablespoons ground allspice

2 tablespoons ground nutmeg

4 eggs

2 tablespoons lemon zest

2 tablespoons vanilla extract

1/2 cup brandy

1 1/2 cups raisins

1 1/2 cups chopped nuts

1 1/2 cups dried mixed fruit

1 1/2 cups butter, melted

1 3/4 cups brandy


Preheat oven to 225 degrees F (110 degrees C). Grease and flour a tube pan.

In a large bowl, combine sugar, flour, soda, spices, eggs, lemon rind, vanilla, 1/2 cup brandy, fruit, nuts, and melted butter or margarine. Mix thoroughly. Pour into prepared pan.
Bake for 1 hour, or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
Wrap cooled cake in foil.

Sprinkle 2 tablespoons brandy over the cake everyday for 2 weeks.

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