Dutch Ginger Raisin Fruit Cake Recipe

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  • 2 cups raisins
  • 1/2 cup golden rum
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine (softened)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp each Allspice and Nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped crystallized ginger
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • Rum


  1. Combine raisins and 1/2 cup golden rum. Set aside several hours or overnight to mellow.
  2. In mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs, one at a time.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder, spices and salt; stir into creamed mixture then add rum mixture, ginger and nuts.
  4. Spoon batter into a loaf pan that has been lined with greased brown paper.
  5. Bake in moderate oven 1-2 hours until cooked.
  6. Cool then gently peel off paper.
  7. Wrap cake in rum-soaked cheesecloth, then plastic wrap and store in a cool place to age several weeks or longer. Check cake occasionally and sprinkle with additional rum as needed to keep cake moist.

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