2 cups shortening
2 cups light brown sugar  10 eggs
4 cups flour
1/2pound almonds, blanched and shredded

1 pound citron
2 pounds seeded raisins   1 pound currants
1 pound seedless raisins  1 cup candied cherries
1 cup candied pineapple   1/2 cup fruit juice 

1 teaspoon soda           1 teaspoon mace

1 teaspoon cloves         2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons salt

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Cream shortening, add sugar gradually and continue creaming. Separate eggs and add well-beaten egg yolks.
Sift flour with spices, salt and soda, and add, alternating with fruit juice. Fold in stiffly-beaten egg whites, then the fruit and nuts which should be floured with part of the four cups of flour. Bake in lined loaf pans for four hours at 325 degrees. This makes about ten pounds of cake.


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