Mrs. Roger's Fruit Cake-Family Recipe Friday

Author: Brenda Leyndyke / Labels: ,

It is that time of year when Fruit Cake is given as a gift.  The Fruit Cake recipe below was found in Frances Dollaway's recipe book.  I am not sure who Mrs. Rogers is, but Frances Dollaway had a son Roy, who married Agnes Rogers.  There may be a connection there.  

There aren't any directions with this recipe, but if I was making it I would cream the sugar, molasses and shortening, add the eggs and buttermilk, add raisins, spices and soda.  I wonder if this is all the ingredients or if she added flour.  I don't know what would soak up the buttermilk.  I think there must have been flour.  What do you think?  I like how it calls for spices.  What spices? Cinnamon and cloves maybe.


Mrs. Roger's Fruit Cake

1 cup sugar
1 cup Molasses
2/3 cup shortening
2 eggs
1 cup Butter milk
1 cup raisins
1 teaspoon spices
1 heaping teaspoon soda


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