Emily dickinson's black cake

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
½ pounds Sugar
½ pounds Butter
5 Eggs
⅛ pint Molasses
½ pounds Flour
½ teaspoon Baking soda
½ Nutmeg
1 teaspoon Clove
1 teaspoon Mace
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
⅛ pint Brandy
1 pounds Raisins
⅔ pounds Currants
⅔ pounds Citron

Cream sugar and butter. Add eggs and molasses. Beat well. Add flour, soda, and spices. Add brandy, then raisins, currants, and citron.

Pour dough into 2 loaf pans [4 fruitcake pans*] lined with waxed paper and bake 3-4 hrs at 300F [60-70 min at 325F*]. Place shallow pan of hot water on bottom of oven, but remove for last hr of baking.

[Test with toothpick.*] Let loaves cool before removing from pan.

[*suggestions of a practiced experimenter (not myself!)] Posted By bhsiung@... (Dr. Bob) On rec.food.recipes or rec.food.cooking

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