Great tasting and easy. This is similar to a fruitcake.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 - 8x4 inch loaf pan
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium saucepan, combine the raisins, golden raisins, currants, brown sugar, butter and water. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until boiling. Boil for 20 minutes, then remove from heat and set aside to cool.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees). Grease an 8x4 inch loaf pan.

  • In a medium bowl, stir together the whole wheat flour, all purpose flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Add the boiled ingredients along with the cooking sherry, mix until well blended. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.

  • Bake for 45 minutes in the preheated oven, then reduce the oven temperature to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) and bake 15 more minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Nutrition Facts

251 calories; protein 3.2g; carbohydrates 43.8g; fat 8g; cholesterol 20.3mg; sodium 176mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

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Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2003
This must be the real thing! Served 6 of these cakes at a function at the Irish American Heritage Center in Chicago, - we had to put the crumbs out because everybody was clamoring for more! Read More
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4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2003
This must be the real thing! Served 6 of these cakes at a function at the Irish American Heritage Center in Chicago, - we had to put the crumbs out because everybody was clamoring for more! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/09/2004
Very easy indeed and very good too - moist but crumbly. It is a fruit cake as we know them in Ireland and the UK; however I think it's a bit too sweet - a common failing in recipes adapted to the American taste I find. I've made this a few times now and find it best with only half a cup of sugar as the dried fruits add their own sweetness. You can use any dried fruits of your preference of course - apples apricots dates prunes figs - whatever you like. Read More
(36)
Rating: 4 stars
10/14/2007
So many recipes for Irish boiled cakes. I refer to use white flour rather than whole wheat. The latter tends to make it dry and certainly cut back on the sugar a little. Still a pretty good little cake - we enjoy this type of cake sliced thinly with butter. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2013
Wonderful!! Delicious!! A must try! Read More
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