*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                              VEGAN FRUIT CAKE
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cakes                            Vegetarian
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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                         Karen Mintzias
    2 1/2   c            100% whole wheat flour
    1       t            Mixed spice
      1/4   lb           Vegan margarine -- PLUS:
    4       tb           Vegan margarine
    1       c            Real Barbados sugar
    1 1/2   c            Mixed dried fruit
      1/4   c            Mixed candied peel
      1/4   c            Glac‚ cherries
                         -rinsed and halved
    1                    Orange -- rind grated
    2       tb           Ground almonds
      1/4   c            Blanched almonds -- chopped
      1/2   c            Soy milk or water
    2       tb           Vinegar
      3/4   ts           Baking soda
                         Extra vegan margarine
                         -for greasing
   Preheat the oven to 300 F.  Grease an 8-inch layer
   cake pan and line with a double layer of greased wax
   paper Sift the flour with the mixed spice into a
   mixing bowl.  Rub the margarine into the flour with
   your fingertips until the mixture looks like fine
   breadcrumbs, then stir in the sugar, dried fruit,
   mixed peel, cherries, orange rind, ground and blanched
   almonds. Warm half the soy milk or water in a small
   saucepan and add the vinegar. Dissolve the baking soda
   in the rest of the soy milk or water, then combine the
   two mixtures. Stir this mixture into the dry
   ingredients, stirring well so that everything is
   combined.  Spoon the mixture into the prepared pan.
   Bake for 2 to 2-1/2 hours, or until a skewer inserted
   into the center of the cake comes out clean.
   Leave the cake in the pan to cool, then remove and
   strip off the wax paper. Transfer to a wire rack and
   allow the cake to cool completely.
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