Mrs. Noonan Gives Fruit Cake Recipe
Christmas isn't Christmas without the traditional and tempting cakes and delicacies and of course, a fruit cake garnished with holly and berries as the dessert supreme.
A fruit cake that is simple to make, good and inexpensive, is offered by Mrs. Joseph Noonan of Port Chester.
1 cup fruits and peels (canned or bottled)
1 cup raisins and 1 cup walnuts
2 cups sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. cloves
1 tsp. salt
1 cup shortening
2 cups boiling water (the boiling is crossed out with water written next to it)
2T Baking soda or 1/2 cup (can't make that out for certain)
A tube pan, preferred, and cherries and nuts for decorating the top of cake
Place all but the water in a pan. Pour in the two cups of boiling water and boil all together until the mixture comes to a boil. Set aside and cool.
In another bowl, sift thoroughly four cups of all-purpose flour. Add the flour to the cooled mixture. Mix well.
Add two teaspoons of baking soda and blend in one half cup of boiling water and add this to the flour and fruit mixture.
Mix well and pour into a lined and greased tube pan or, as suggested, in coffee tins for individual cakes.
Decorate the top of cake with cherries and walnuts and bake until brown or for about one hour in a 350-degree oven.