Guinness Cake

Amount   Measure   Ingredient -- Preparation Method
--------   ------------   --------------------------------
1   cup   butter
1   cup   dark brown sugar
1 1/4   cups   Guinness
1 1/2   cups   raisins
1 1/2   cups   golden raisins
1   cup   candied fruit
5   cups   all-purpose flour
1   teaspoon   allspice
1   teaspoon   nutmeg
1   teaspoon   cardamom
1/2   teaspoon   baking soda
3   whole   eggs -- beaten
Heat oven to 325F.

Grease and line a 9 inch round cake pan with parchment paper.

Place butter, sugar and Guinness in a saucepan and slowly bring to a boil stirring constantly until the sugar and butter have melted. Mix in the raisins and dried fruit and bring mixture back up to a boil. Simmer for 5 minutes.

Remove from heat and cool completely.

Sift the flour, spices and baking soda into a large bowl.

Stir in the cooled fruit mixture and beaten eggs.

Put into prepared pan and bake for 2 hours.

Cool in pan before removing cake.

Makes 8 servings.
Per Serving: 848 Calories; 26g Fat (27.3% calories from fat); 13g Protein; 144g Carbohydrate; 5g Dietary Fiber; 142mg Cholesterol; 376mg Sodium. Exchanges: 4 Grain (Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 3 Fruit; 5 Fat; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.
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