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This is my 90-year-old grandmother's recipe. Very simple.



Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 225 degrees F (110 degrees C). Grease and flour a tube pan.

  • In a large bowl, combine sugar, flour, soda, spices, eggs, lemon rind, vanilla, 1/2 cup brandy, fruit, nuts, and melted butter or margarine. Mix thoroughly. Pour into prepared pan.

  • Bake for 1 hour, or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

  • Wrap cooled cake in foil. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons brandy over the cake everyday for 2 weeks.

Nutrition Facts

639 calories; protein 7.5g; carbohydrates 71.9g; fat 27g; cholesterol 92.3mg; sodium 377.8mg. Full Nutrition