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OLD FASHIONED DARK FRUIT CAKE 
4 c. flour
2 c. sugar
1 lb. butter
10 eggs
1 lb. raisins
1 lb. dates
1 lb. currants
1 c. apples, chopped
1 c. molasses
1 c. nuts

CANDIED FRUIT:

1/4 lb. citron
1/4 lb. lemon peel
1/4 lb. orange peel
1/2 lb. pineapple
1/2 lb. cherries
1 c. wine or grape juice
1 tbsp. soda stirred into molasses
2 tbsp. mixed fruit cake spices

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating constantly. Add flour and wine alternately. Add fruits that have been floured with 1 cup flour. Add molasses with soda. Add spices. Pour into 10 inch tube pan that has been greased and floured. Bake in a slow oven at 275 degrees for 3 1/2-4 hours.
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