Irish Festive Cake

Oxmoor House
one 10-inch cake

Ingredients

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1 (15-ounce) package golden raisins
1 (10-ounce) package currants
1/2 (8-ounce) package candied red cherries, chopped
1/2 (4-ounce) package chopped candied lemon peel
1/2 (4-ounce) package candied orange peel
1 cup brandy
1 1/2 cups butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
7 eggs
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 cups coarsely chopped pecans

Preparation

Combine fruit and brandy in a large bowl. Cover and soak overnight.

Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Combine flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg; gradually add to creamed mixture, mixing well. Stir in fruit-brandy mixture and pecans.

Spoon batter into a paper-lined and greased 10-inch tube pan. Bake at 250° for 3 hours; reduce heat to 150°, and continue baking an additional hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool in pan; cover and let stand overnight. Remove from pan; cover tightly and store until serving time.

Created date

February 2010