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Ingredients

2-1/2 cups applesauce
4 teaspoons baking soda
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup shortening
4 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/2 pound dried apricots, cut up
1 pound fruit cake mix
1 pound dates
1 pound raisins
1/4 pound candied cherries
1 cup walnuts

Instructions

Heat applesauce until hot. Add soda, sugar and shortening. Mix well. Add salt and spices to flour and then add to first mixture. Flour the fruit and add to mixture. Add nuts. Grease pans well. Can be baked in any size pans (muffin pans to loaf pans; muffin size requires less time for baking). Decorate top of each cake with candied pineapple, cherries and nuts (walnuts or pecans). Bake at 300 degrees until toothpick comes out clean. Cool slightly then remove from pans. When cold, wrap in plastic wrap then foil. The goodness and flavor increase with age.

Fae Wedeking
Rock Island



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