Cookbook:Irish Fruit Cake

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Irish Fruit Cake
CategoryCake recipes
Timeabout 2 hours + cooling time

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This is a variation of fruit cake that originated in Ireland.


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  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Sift together flour, salt and baking powder.
  3. Cream together butter and sugar; this may take 5–10 minutes.
  4. Beat in eggs individually, incorporating each fully before adding the next.
  5. Fold in fruits then the dry mixture.
  6. Transfer batter to a greased and parchment-lined 8-inch cake pan.
  7. Bake on the center rack for 75–90 minutes. Check for doneness after 60 minutes.
  8. Let cake cool to room temperature in pan.
  9. Remove to a wire tray, cover with towel, and allow to sit until completely cool.

Notes, tips, and variations

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  • This particular version of the recipe does not include whiskey. If you were to add it, it would be added along with the butter and sugar. Approximately 1 quart should be used.
  • This recipe uses raisins and cherries but apples, strawberries, or raspberries can be substituted.