Recipe for Wexford Christmas Cake
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WEXFORD CHRISTMAS CAKE

    Wexford Christmas Cake (Ireland)

    3 cups sifted flour
    1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    1 cup butter or margarine
    1 cup plus 2 tablespoons brown sugar
    6 eggs
    1/3 cup whiskey
    1 2/3 cups white raisins
    1 2/3 cups dark raisins
    1 3/4 cups currants
    1/2 cup mixed candied fruit, chopped
    1/2 cup almonds, ground
    1/2 cup chopped almonds
    1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
    1/2 cup whiskey

    Preheat oven to 275 degrees F. Line 9-inch tube pan with brown paper, then grease the paper.

    Sift flour, baking powder and cinnamon. Cream butter and ad brown sugar gradually, beating until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time and beat well after each addition. Add flour mixture and the 1/3 cup whiskey. Blend well. Fold in fruit and nuts. Turn into prepared pan. Bake for 3 hours. Brush hot cake with 1/4 cup whiskey. Cool cake in pan. Remove from pan and remove paper. Brush with 1/4 cup whiskey. Wrap and store in foil.


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