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       Title: Old Fashioned Fruit Cake #3
  Categories: Cheesecakes, Fruits, Chocolate
       Yield: 3 servings
     3/4 c  Butter
       1 c  Sugar
     1/2 c  Molasses
     1/2 c  Blackberry or grape juice
     3/4 c  Buttermilk
       1 c  Blackberry jam
       1 c  Watermelon rind preserves
       1 c  Fig preserves
       3 c  Flour
       4 c  Pecans
       2 ts Soda
       8    Eggs
       2 sm Apples; chopped
     1/2 ts Salt (opt.)
       1 lb Raisins
     1/2 lb Candied pineapple
       1 lb Cherries
       4 ts Cocoa (opt.)
   Preparation : Instead of watermelon rind preserves, I used
   peach and strawberries as a substitute. This is an old
   recipe written by my mama (Clara Norman McCulley). The
   temperature wasn't mentioned because the wood stoves didn't
   have thermostats.  She used the ingredients she had at
   home. She cooked in a big black iron skillet lined with wax
   paper. So do I. I also use the pound cake pan with a hole
   in the center. I cook it on 250 degrees.  This cake was
   baked before Thanksgiving, rolled in a towel and stored in
   an old pie safe on the back porch. Mom divided the batter
   in 3 parts.  A cake for Thanksgiving, one for Christmas and
   one for New Year’s. Just before Christmas she would slice
   an apple and place on and around the cakes and then put
   some blackberry wine on. There surely was a good aroma on
   the back porch when you brought in the wood in the
   afternoon. Mother of Ilda Jackson, Hazle White Submitted by
   Ruby Pray