Monday, September 12, 2011

Any Old Bottle of Fruit Cake Recipe

I've been meaning to share this recipe for a while, but never remembered to find it at the same time I wanted to blog. This is a great recipe when your fruit turns a little brown in the bottle and you don't really want to eat it. I still need to make it, but I wanted to post it before it got lost again.

Here goes:
Any Old Bottle of Fruit Cake
1 quart fruit
2 cups sugar
1 cup oil (or you can use 1/2 cup applesauce and 1/2 cup oil)
4 cups flour
4 teaspoons soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Pour entire bottle of fruit into blender and blend until smooth. Mix all dry ingredients together into a mixer bowl. Add blended fruit and oil to dry mix, mix until fairly smooth.   (IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are in a hurry and decide to just add everything to the blender and mix until smooth - this will work most of the time. However, if you are using rhubarb as your bottle of fruit, please note that rhubarb and baking soda do not mix well together, they cause explosions and will create a large mess in your kitchen!)

You may also add 2 cup raisins and/or 1 cup nuts.

Bake in a 9 x 13 (greased) cake pan at 375 for 55-60 minutes.

It is served best with cream cheese frosting or a caramel frosting (see below)!  =)  Enjoy!

Caramel Frosting:
1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup light cream or milk.

Barely bring mixture to a boil on the stove, then take off heat. Gradually stir in 2 cups of powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. (YUMMY!!)

p.s. I've eaten it, but not made it. When I do, I'll be sure to post pictures!!

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