A recipe for making cheap fruit cake – Place in a saucepan One cup of syrup, One cup of coffee, One-half cup of shortening, One-half cup of cocoa, One-half cup of brown sugar, One package of raisins, One and one-half cups of finely chopped peanuts, Two teaspoons of cinnamon, One-half teaspoon of nutmeg, One-half teaspoon of allspice, One-half teaspoon of cloves. Bring to a boil and then set back on the stove and let cook very slowly for ten minutes. Turn into a mixing bowl and let cool. Now add five cups of sifted flour, four level tablespoons of baking powder; beat to thoroughly mix and then turn into well-greased and floured pan and bake in a slow oven for fifty-five minutes. Cool and store as for Rumanian fruit cake.

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