Brown Sugar Fruit Cake Recipe


Cooking Time1 Hr 15 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Main Ingredient


 Brown sugar3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), firmly packed
 Flour2 Cup (32 tbs), sifted
 Baking soda1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Salt1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Powdered cinnamon1 Teaspoon
 Allspice1⁄2 Teaspoon, powdered
 Powdered mace1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Powdered cloves1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Milk1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Molasses1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Lemon peel1⁄2 Teaspoon, grated
 Seedless raisins3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), chopped
 Dried currants3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
 Citron1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), sliced
 Butter/Margarine2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3938 Calories from Fat 1233

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 140 g215.7%

Saturated Fat 83.2 g416.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 757 mg

Sodium 1467.6 mg61.1%

Total Carbohydrates 655 g218.5%

Dietary Fiber 23 g92.2%

Sugars 388.3 g

Protein 52 g103.6%

Vitamin A 89.8% Vitamin C 42.2%

Calcium 83.8% Iron 155.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Start oven, set at Moderate, 325° F. Rub a 9-inch deep square baking pan with margarine or shortening; line with heavy waxed paper and rub the paper with margarine or shortening.
2. Beat the butter or margarine until soft; gradually add the sugar and beat until creamy. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
3. Sift 1 3/4 cups of the flour with the baking soda, salt and spices; combine the milk with the molasses and lemon extract.
4. Add the dry ingredients alternately with the milk mixture to the creamed mixture, beating well after each addition. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup sifted flour over the fruit.
5. Pour a layer of cake batter into the baking pan; sprinkle with a layer of the fruit; continue, repeating layers until all is used.
6. Bake 1 1/4 hours. After the first half hour of baking, cover the baking pan with paper so the cake does not brown too much.