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Christmas Cake

4 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp. nutmeg
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cloves

1 tsp brandy extract and/or 1/4 c. brandy
1 cup sweet shredded coconut
1 cup golden brown sugar
1 cup dark old fashioned brown sugar
1 lb. unsalted butter
3/4 cup pineapple wedges
3/4 cup mixed fruit
3/4 cup lexia raisins
3/4 cup Thompson raisins
3/4 cup golden raisins
3/4 cup chopped dates
3/4 cup chopped pecans
3/4 cup sliced blanched almonds
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup citron peel
1/2 cup orange and lemon peel
1/2 cup assorted melon cubes
1/2 cup glace cherries
1/2 cup green cherries
1/2 cup currants
1/2 cup blackstrap molasses
1/2 cup pure apple juice
12 egg yolks
12 egg whites

Mix fruit with 2 cups flour mixture. Heat oven to 275 degrees. line
with wax paper and grease 6 loaf pans 8" x 4 1/2" X 2 1/2" deep.
Beat butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Mix in egg yolks. Then
mix in alternately just until smooth remaining flour mixture, juice
and molasses. Turn into a large container and stir in fruit mix by
hand. beat egg whites until soft peaks are formed and fold in to

Bake for approximately 2 hours. yields 6 loaves Wrap well in foil.
Can add brandy or rum at intervals.

Decorations: Pineapple rings, maraschino cherries,pecans and or
walnut halves marzipan, etc.


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