Easy Fruit Cake
Gloria Jones
1 1/2 Cups Raisins
1 1/2 Cups Dates
2 Cups Sugar
2 Cups Boiling Water
5 TBL Shortening
3 Cups Flour
1 TSP Baking Soda
2 TSP Ground Cinnamon
1 TSP Ground Clove
1/8 TSP Allspice
1 TSP Salt
1 Cup Chopped Nuts
1/2 Cup Maraschino Cherries (about 20)
Place raisins, dates, sugar, shortening and water in saucepan
and simmer for 20 minutes. Cool completely.


Sift dry ingredients together, then add cooled mixture.
Add nuts and cherries (lightly floured).


Bake at 350F for 1 hour, makes 2 loaves.  Do not move
when cooked, the will fall, let rest until cooled.

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