American Civil War Recipes Civil War Fruit Cake Recipe
CIVIL WAR FRUIT CAKE
Boil for 5 minutes and then let cool: 3 c. raisins 2 c. granulated sugar 2 c. water 2 tbsp. butter or Crisco
Sift together and add to cooled mixture: 2 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. nutmeg 1 tsp. ground cloves
Mix and then add 1 cup chopped black walnuts. Bake in a well greased angel food or loaf pan for 1 hour at 300 degrees. This cake was developed during the Civil War when fancier fruits were rare.
Civil War Fruit Cake
Combine in a large saucepan: 3 medium apples, peeled and diced 2 cups raisins 2 cups water 1 cup white
sugar 1 cup brown sugar 2 tablespoons lard or shortening Cook together for five minutes. Remove from heat and cool thoroughly. Sift together into a large mixing
bowl: 3 cup flour 2 teaspoon soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground cloves 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon Add apple-raisin mixture and stir thoroughly. Add 1 cup chopped nuts. Pour into a greased and lined tube cake pan.
Bake at 350 about and hour or until done. This is the original recipe.
If you use self-rising flour, omit salt and soda. Also omit sugar if you use 1 cup molasses.
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