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Eileen's Fruit Cake

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12 oz. flour, 2 3/4 cup
1 pinch salt
1 tsp. baking powder
8 oz. butter, 2 sticks
8 oz. light soft brown sugar, 1 cup
4 large eggs
1 lb. mixed fruit
2 oz glace cherries, halved (optional)

Grease and line an 8 inch round tin. Grease the paper.

Set oven at 350 F.

Sift flour, salt and baking powder.

Cream butter and sugar.

Beat eggs lightly. Add a little at a time to the mixture beating all the time. Fold in Flour. Stir in fruit. Spoon into prepared tin.

Bake in the centre of oven for 1 1/2 hours until firm and skewer leaves mixtue clean.

Turn out and cool on a wire rack.

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I love this recipe from my sister-in-law. Nothing like the fruitcakes you find here in the U.S.

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