|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 12 Cakes, 4 Servings|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 197g||252%|
|Saturated Fat 70g||348%|
|Total Carbohydrate 615g||224%|
|Dietary Fiber 41g||148%|
|Total Sugars 393g|
|Vitamin C 29mg||146%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Old-fashioned contains 9 different fruits, spices, and nuts, plus brandy for a moist and delicious cake. Plan to soak the fruits in brandy overnight or all day.
Recipe reprinted with permission from All New Good Housekeeping Cookbook (Hearst).
- 3 cups dried figs (stemmed and chopped)
- 2 cups pitted dates (14 ounces, chopped)
- 2 cups golden raisins (12 ounces)
- 2 cups dark seedless raisins (12 ounces)
dried currants (2 cups)
11 ounces candied citron (diced)
candied pineapple (diced)
red candied cherries (coarsely chopped)
candied orange peel (diced)
- 1 cup brandy
- 3 cups flour (all-purpose)
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 cups butter (or margarine; 4 sticks; softened)
dark brown sugar
- 6 large eggs
- 1/3 cup dark molasses
- 2/3 cup milk
- 5 cups pecans (or walnuts; 1-1/4 pounds)
Preheat oven to 275 degrees F. Grease twelve 5-3/4-inch by 3-1/4-inch by 2-inch mini-loaf pans. Line bottoms with waxed paper; evenly grease paper.
In a large bowl, with mixer at low speed, beat butter and brown sugar until blended. Increase speed to medium-high; beat until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes, frequently scraping the bowl with a rubber spatula.
Reduce speed to medium. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Beat in molasses. Reduce speed to low.
Beat in flour mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture, until blended, scraping bowl.
Turn batter into a larger bowl (for easier mixing).
Stir in fruit mixture, including any brandy not absorbed by the fruit.
Bake until the toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 1 hour 30 minutes.
Cool in pans on wire racks 15 minutes.
Run a thin knife around cakes to loosen from sides of pans and invert onto racks.
Turn cakes, right-side up, and cool completely.
Remove waxed paper—wrap cakes in plastic wrap, then in foil.
Let stand in a cool place, or refrigerate at least 1 month or up to 6 months before serving.
Recipe Source: edited by Susan Westmoreland (Hearst Books). Reprinted with permission.