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    Individual Fruit Cakes

    Source of Recipe

    Grandma's Recipe

    Recipe Introduction

    my grandmother used to make these and they are great. unlike the door stop fruit cake!

    List of Ingredients

    1/2 c shortening
    1 c brown sugar
    3 eggs
    2 c flour
    1 tsp baking soda
    1 c sour cream
    1 lb date,s chopped
    1 lb raisins, chopped
    3/4 lb candied pineapple, chopped
    3/4 lb candied cherries, cut in half (grandma would do half green and half red)
    1 lb pecans, chopped
    1 lb walnuts, chopped
    3/4 c white Karo syrup or maple syrup
    3/4 cup water


    Oven preheat to 300 degrees.

    Cream shortening and brown sugar. Add eggs and beat well. Sift 2 cups flour with 1 tsp soda and add to the first mixture alternately with sour cream.

    Mix dates, 1 raisins, pineapple, candied cherries, pecans and walnuts. Add to batter and mix well.

    Put into small paper baking cups, set close together on a cookie sheet; bake about 50 minutes. While baking keep a pan of water on top shelf of oven to keep cakes moist. After baking, glaze with Karo syrup and water boiled together about 3 minutes, or use maple syrup. Return to oven and bake 5 minutes after glazing.

    Note: Make sure to keep refilling the pan with hot water, to keep the cakes moist.




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