Dried Apple Fruit Cake

Soak three cups of dried apples overnight in cold water enough to swell them. Chop them in the morning and put them on the fire with three cups of molasses; stew until almost soft; add a cup of seedless raisins and; stew a few moments; when cold add three cups of flour, one cup of butter, three eggs and a teaspoon of soda. Bake in a steady oven. This will make two good sized panfuls. Raisins may be omitted, also spices to taste may be added.