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Election Day Cake Recipe


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     Election Day Cake

Category   Desserts - Breads
Sub Category   None
Servings   12
Preptime   unknown
  Cold milk

1 Tablespoon vegetable shortening
1/2 cup of milk
1/2 cup warm water
2 packages active dry yeast
1 1/2 cups sifted whole wheat flour
2 cups sifted all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon mace
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 cup margarine
3/4 cup sugar
3 large well beaten eggs
1 cup chopped dried fruit pieces
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup slivered almonds

Grease the bundt pan with the vegetable shortening. In a small saucepan,heat the milk until it almost reaches a simmer. Put the warm water into the measuring cup and sprinkle in the yeast.Do not stir. let the yeast stand for about 5 minutes or until it gets foamy.Add the yeast mixture to the milk.Add the whole wheat flour to the milk mixture and beat with a wooden spoon until smooth.cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the batter rise 1 hour or until bubbly.
in a medium bowl,combine the all purpose flour, salt,cinnamon,mace,and cloves.set aside. In another large bowl, beat the margarine and sugar until fluffy.Add the eggs and mix thouroughly. Stir in the milk mixture.Gradually add the dry ingredients,beating with the wooden spoon until smooth and well blended.The batter will be thick.
Stir in the dried fruit pieces,raisins,chocolate chips,and almonds and mix well.turn the m9ixture into a bundt pan.Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rise for about 2 hours in a warm place without any drafts.the inside of a microwave can be a good spot.The cake is ready to be baked when the dough almost reaches the top of the pan. when you think it is nearly ready,preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Bake for 50 to 55 minutes.Allow the cake to cool for 20 minutes before taking it out of the pan. allow it to cool Completely before serving.
Serving Suggestions
1 slice

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