Aunt Mabel’s Fruit Cake

Aunt Mabel's Fruit Cake
January 3, 2022

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Aunt Mabel’s Fruit Cake


Aunt Mabel’s Fruit Cake Recipe.

How to Make Aunt Mabel’s Fruit Cake.

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Aunt Mabel's Fruit Cake

Aunt Mabel's Fruit Cake

Print Recipe
Course Cake
Cuisine American
Keyword Aunt Mabel's Fruit Cake, Cakes, Food recipe
Prep Time 6 mins
Cook Time 6 mins


  • 1 1/2 Cups large seeded Raisins (cut small)
  • 1 1/2 cups dates (cut small)
  • 2 Cups sugar
  • 2 Cups boiling water
  • 5 Tablespoons shortening
  • 3 Cups gold medal flour
  • 1 Teaspoon soda
  • 2 Teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon cloves
  • 1 Teaspoon salt


Step 1

  • Place raisins, dates, sugar, water and shortening in saucepan and simmer 20 minutes.  Cool.  Sift flour, soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt together.  Stir into cooled mixture adding nuts last.

Step 2

  •  Pour into greased tube pan.  Bake 1 1/2 hours in 325 oven.  To give a holiday touch add 1 cup mixed candied fruit, add with nuts.  Save some flour to put in fruit to keep from sticking together.

Step 3

  • Remove cake from pan and glaze with heated white Karo syrup-brushed on.  Decorate with candied fruit.

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