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Nanny’s Fruit Cake

I’ve had this and it’s goooooood :-)


  • 2 c flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 nutmeg
  • 1 c brown sugar
  • 1/2 c margarine
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp molasses
  • 1 c sour milk (you can use fresh milk & add 1 tbsp lemon juice)
  • 1 tsp soda dissolved in sour milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 c raisins
  • 2 c chopped dates
  • 1/2 c walnuts
  • 1 small jar red cherries (drained and cut into halves)
  • 1 small jar green cherries (drained and cut into halves)
  • 1/2 c brandy or sherry (optional)


Prepare fruits the night before by mixing together the last 6 ingredients (this includes the brandy or sherry if it’s there) in a bowl and refrigerate.

Sift together the first 6 ingredients. Mix all ingredients (sifted items, fruits, and remaining items) together well in a large bowl. Grease 2 loaf pans and line with wax paper. Split mixture to put into both pans. Put brown paper over the loaf pans and bake at 325 degrees F for 3/4 hour. Remove brown paper and continue baking for another 1/2 hour at 325 F. Ovens vary, test cakes with a toothpick in the center to make sure they are done.

Note from Nanny, “GOOD LUCK” hehehehe

Category: Desserts