Brown sugar, 2 cups,

Butter, 1 cup,

Eggs, 3,

Molasses, 1 cup,

Soda, 1 teaspoon,

Ground cloves, 1 teaspoon,

Powdered cinnamon, 1 teaspoon,

Flour, 5 cups,

Sour milk, 1 cup,

Raisins, 1 pound,

Currants, 1 pound,

Citron, 1 pound,


Cream the butter with the sugar. Beat the eggs thoroughly, and add them to the creamed butter and sugar. Add also the molasses, soda, and spices, and beat well. Next add the 5 cups of sifted flour, and 1 cup of sour milk, beating it in; first adding a little flour, and beating it in, and then a little of the milk, and so on, until all is well beaten in.

Flour lightly, 1 pound of raisins and 1 pound of currants, and 1 pound of finely shaved citron, and stir into the batter, and bake in a slow oven.

This will make 2 loaves. The putting together of the ingredients counts very much in making; and this fruit cake should be put together as directed, in order to insure success.