Martha Washington Fruit Cake Recipe

Ingredients for Martha Washington Fruit Cake Recipe

  • ½ pound butter or shortening
  • 1-½ pounds of sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 1-¼ pounds flour
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 grated nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon mace
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1 pound chopped raisins
  • 1 pound well-cleaned currants
  • ½ pound sliced citron
  • Juice and rind of 1 lemon

Instructions

  1. Cream the butter or shortening and add the sugar.
  2. Gradually add the well-beaten egg yolks.
  3. Mix and sift the dry ingredients and add alternately with the cream.
  4. Add the raisins, currants, citron well floured, and lemon.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Fold in the stiffly beaten egg whites.
  7. Turn into paper-lined loaf cake pans and cover the tops with greased paper.
  8. Bake slowly at 320 degrees F., about two and one-half hours.
Martha Washington Fruit Cake Recipe