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Black Cake

  • 12 eggs
  • 1 lb sugar
  • 1 lb flour
  • 1 lb butter
  • 2 lbs raisins
  • 2 lbs currants
  • 1 lb citron
  • 1/2 nutmeg
  • 1 tsp mace
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsps coffee
  • 2 tbsps rose-water
  • 1/4 lb finely chopped fresh figs
Rub the butter and sugar together. Add the egg yolks, part of the flour, the spice and egg whites well-beaten. Then add remainder of the flour, the coffee, rose water, and fruit, excepting citron; mix through and through. Line sides and bottom of an 8 quart pan with buttered paper. Put 3 layers of paper on the bottom. Put in the mixture adding the sliced citron in alternate layers. Bake 4 or 5 hours in a slow oven.
Submitted by Tess M Jun 30, 2010 15 min 30 min 45 min

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