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       Title: Christmas Fruit Cake
  Categories: Cakes, Diabetic, Low-fat/cal
       Yield: 12 servings
  
       2 c  Wholewheat flour                1 3/4 c  Grated carrots
 	    2 ts Baking powder			   1/2 ts Mixed baking spices
      (allsp?)
     1/4 ts Salt                              1/4 ts Ground cinnamon
     1/3 c  Low-fat margarine                 1/2 c  Granulated sweetener
       1 c  Mixed dark and light raisins        2    Eggs, beaten
     1/2 c  Almonds, chopped                    3 tb Orange juice
     1/2 c  Hazelnuts, chopped                  2 tb Brandy or rum (optional)
            Rind of 1 orange fine grated   
  
   Heat oven to 350F.  Mix flour, baking powder and salt together and
   rub in the margarine until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
   
   Add fruit, nuts, orange rind, carrots and spices and mix well.
   
   Mix the sweetener into the eggs and beat into the dry ingredients. Add
   enough orange juice to make a soft dough.
   
   Put the mixture into 8 round or 7x7 nonstick cakepan and bake for
   45-60 min.  (or use larger pan and reduce cooking time)  When ready,
   the cake should be firm to the touch and a toothpick should come out
   clean. Cool in the cake pan.
   
   Turn out upside down, make a few toothpick holes in the bottom and
   spoon in any leftover orange juice and alcohol if using.  Store in an
   airtight container.
   
   Suggested icing is made with apples and cottage cheese.
   
   12 slices each 180 cal 20 grams (2 units) carbohydrate (2 bread/starch
   exchanges), 4 grams fiber, 5 grams protein, 9 grams fat
   
   Source:  The Diabetics' Cookbook by Roberta Longstaff & Jim Mann 1984
   Shared but not tested by Elizabeth Rodier Oct 93.
  
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