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From Wesson Oil Test Kitchen

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 1 cup oil
 1 ½ cups packed brown sugar
 4 Eggs
 3 cups sifted flour
 1 tsp baking powder
 2 tsp salt
 2 tsp cinnamon
 2 tsp allspice
 1 tsp cloves
 1 cup pineapple, apple or orange juice
 1 cup chopped candied pineapple
 1 cup thinly sliced citron
 1 ½ cups whole candied cherries
 1 cup raisins
 1 cup dried figs
 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
 2 cups coarsely chopped mixed nuts

1

Mix together oil, brown sugar and eggs in a bowl. Vigorously beat with a spoon or electric mixer for two minutes.

2

Sift together 2 cups of flour and rest of dry ingredients. Stir into oil mixture alternately with the juice.

3

Sift remaining cup of flour over combined fruits and nuts. Pour batter over fruit and mix.

4

Line 2 greased loaf pans with paper. Pour batter into pans. Place a pan of water on the lower rack of the oven.

5

Bake cakes for 2½ to 3 hours in a slow oven (275 degrees). *Mine took 2½ hours to bake*

6

Cool on racks without removing the paper. When cool, remove paper and seal in a covered container in a cool place to ripen.

Ingredients

 1 cup oil
 1 ½ cups packed brown sugar
 4 Eggs
 3 cups sifted flour
 1 tsp baking powder
 2 tsp salt
 2 tsp cinnamon
 2 tsp allspice
 1 tsp cloves
 1 cup pineapple, apple or orange juice
 1 cup chopped candied pineapple
 1 cup thinly sliced citron
 1 ½ cups whole candied cherries
 1 cup raisins
 1 cup dried figs
 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
 2 cups coarsely chopped mixed nuts

Directions

1

Mix together oil, brown sugar and eggs in a bowl. Vigorously beat with a spoon or electric mixer for two minutes.

2

Sift together 2 cups of flour and rest of dry ingredients. Stir into oil mixture alternately with the juice.

3

Sift remaining cup of flour over combined fruits and nuts. Pour batter over fruit and mix.

4

Line 2 greased loaf pans with paper. Pour batter into pans. Place a pan of water on the lower rack of the oven.

5

Bake cakes for 2½ to 3 hours in a slow oven (275 degrees). *Mine took 2½ hours to bake*

6

Cool on racks without removing the paper. When cool, remove paper and seal in a covered container in a cool place to ripen.

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