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*Nut Cake*

Set back with a cup of tea and a slab of nut cake after the excitement of Christmas begins to wane. It will infuse you with a mellow feeling of love for your family, love for humanity, and most of all love for nut bread.

1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
5 eggs
2 cups all purpose flour
1 qt. of pecans or walnuts
1 cup raisins (may substitute dates, figs, or dried appricots)
1 cup diced marachino cherries)
2 tablespoons vanilla.

Cream butter and sugar with mixer. Beat eggs thoroughly and add to creamed mixture. Now add in vanilla flavoring.

Make certain nuts and cherries are cut into small pieces. In a separate bowl add cherries, nuts and raisins. Cover all with flour and mix until even.

Add creamed mixture to nut mixture (or vise versa - what ever is in the bigger bowl). Place wax paper in botton of round cake pan. Pour in ingredients. Bake at 300 degrees for one hour and twenty minutes.

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