I’m a lover of Christmas cake. My Aunt Barb from St. Lawrence made the cake in this photograph. She sells them yearly and have mercy, they are delicious. I really think she needs her own bakery. She comes up with tons of recipes. You can check out some of them at Recipe Rebels.
I can’t believe she shared the recipe she uses for her Boiled Fruit Cake with me and allowed me to post it online. Yum. One year she covered it with icing and I swear my Mom and I had a squabble over who got to eat more. We didn’t speak for 10 minutes to each other. 10 minutes is a lot of time when it came to us.
1 cup (1/2 block) Central Dairies margarine
2 cups white sugar
1 box raisins
1 lb cherries.. I use ½ red and ½ green
2 cups boiling water
2tspn. ground cloves
2 tspn. cinnamon
1 tspn. allspice
3½ cups flour
3 tspns. baking soda
Boil the first 8 ingredients for 5 minutes.
Let cool. This is very important. I usually boil one day and bake the next.
Add the flour and baking soda and mix well.
Pour into COLD. well-greased tube pan.
Bake at 275 for 2 hours. (I usually do 250 degrees)