Grandma Leach's Fruitcake Recipe

Ingredients
<br>- 4 cups all-purpose flour
<br>- 2 cups white sugar
<br>- ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
<br>- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
<br>- 2 teaspoons baking soda
<br>- 1 teaspoon salt
<br>- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
<br>- 2 teaspoons ground cloves
<br>- 3 cups unsweetened applesauce
<br>- ¾ cup vegetable oil
<br>- 1 cup raisins
<br>- 1 cup chopped pitted dates
<br>- 1 pound candied mixed fruit
<br>- 2 cups chopped walnuts
<br>- ½ cup walnut halves
<br>- 1 cup halved candied cherries
<br><p></p>Directions
<br>step 1: Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease a 9 inch tube pan and one 9x5 inch loaf pan.
<br>step 2: Sift the flour, sugar, cocoa, cornstarch, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and cloves into a large bowl. Stir in the applesauce and oil, then mix in the raisins, dates, mixed fruit and 2 cups of walnuts. Pour into the prepared pans. Pans should be about 3/4 full if using mini pans, or an assortment.
<br>step 3: Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the crown of the cake comes out clean.
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Ingredients
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups white sugar
- ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons ground cloves
- 3 cups unsweetened applesauce
- ¾ cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 cup chopped pitted dates
- 1 pound candied mixed fruit
- 2 cups chopped walnuts
- ½ cup walnut halves
- 1 cup halved candied cherries

Directions
step 1: Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease a 9 inch tube pan and one 9x5 inch loaf pan.
step 2: Sift the flour, sugar, cocoa, cornstarch, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and cloves into a large bowl. Stir in the applesauce and oil, then mix in the raisins, dates, mixed fruit and 2 cups of walnuts. Pour into the prepared pans. Pans should be about 3/4 full if using mini pans, or an assortment.
step 3: Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the crown of the cake comes out clean.

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