Archie’s Recipe Book

Favorite dark fruit cake


Cut nuts in half. White raisins soaked in wine 1 hour. Combine nuts and fruit reserving part of crystalized fruit for decorating. Dredge fruits with 2 cups flour and mix very well. Let stand while preparing batter. Seedless raisins are OK.

Cream butter well, gradually add the sugar, beating well with each addition. When mixture is creamy and fluffy add the whole eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition. Add cherry juice, sift remaining flour with spices, B.P. and soda. Gradually add to the butter mixture alternately with the liquid ingredients. Stir in jelly and liquor if used. Both the liquor and wine may be omitted.