L'SHANA TOVA FRUIT CAKE (JEWISH NEW YEAR'S FRUIT CAKE)
L'shana Tova Fruit Cake (Jewish New Year's fruit cake)
- 6 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon cloves
- 2 cups vegetable fat
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 8 eggs
- 1 cup candied cherries, finely sliced
- 1 cup citron, finely sliced
- 1 cup orange peel, finely sliced
- 1 cup lemon peel, finely sliced
- 2 cups seedless raisins
- 2 cups currants
- 1 cup blanched almonds
- 1/2 cup plum jelly
- 1 cup honey
Sift the flour, baking soda, salt and spices.
Cream the fat; add sugar gradually, beating until light and fluffy.
Add the eggs one at a time, beat well.
Add the fruit, and nuts which have been mixed with a little flour; mix well.
Add the jelly and honey; mix well.
Add flour mixture about a third at a time, mixing well after each addition.
Bake in well-greased, parchment paper lined cake pans, filling each 2/3 full of batter.
To determine baking time, weigh the filled pan.
Bake in a slow oven (225ºF), allowing an hour for the first pound; add 3/4 hour for each additional pound of batter in baking pan.
This recipe makes 10 pounds.