AUNT SARAH'S GOOD AND CHEAP "COUNTRY FRUIT CAKE"
1 cup butter and lard, mixed.
1 cup New Orleans molasses.
1 cup sour milk.
1 pound dried currants.
1/4 pound thinly sliced citron.
2 teaspoonfuls baking soda.
4 cups flour.
2 pounds raisins, seeded.
A little grated nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon and a very small quantity of
Bake in one large fruit cake pan or in two good sized pans about 1-3/4
hours. This cake should not be kept as long a time as a more expensive
fruit cake, but may be kept several weeks. This was Aunt Sarah's best
recipe for an excellent, inexpensive fruit cake.