Recipe courtesy of Gale Gand
Show: Sweet Dreams
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Fruit Cake
Total:
3 hr 5 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
2 hr 45 min
Yield:
10 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
3 hr 5 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
2 hr 45 min
Yield:
10 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

In a mixing bowl, with a paddle attachment cream the butter and lard together. Add the sugar and continue creaming. Add the eggs gradually and mix until well incorporated.

Then, add each ingredient one at a time and blend in. Turn batter out into a loaf pan (best for doorstops) lined with parchment paper. Bake 1 hour and 30 minutes, then reduce the heat to 300 degrees F and bake an additional 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Let cool in the pan. Wrap in plastic and let mature a few days. If you like, you can dip it or baste it with brandy, wrap it in cheesecloth, and store in a cool place for months (maybe even decades).

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