This is a cake which used to be very popular. It keeps indefinitely and is a good cake for housekeepers to make if they have good pork. This recipe makes three medium sized loaves.
Two cups finely chopped clear fat pork, 1 ½ cup boiling water, 1 cup seeded raisins, 1 cup currants, ½ pound citron, 2 cups sugar, 1 cup molasses, 6 cups flour, 1 tablespoon cinnamon, 1 tablespoon cloves.
Pour boiling water over the pork and let stand until cool. Then add sugar, molasses and fruit. Mix flour with soda and spices and beat thoroughly into the other mixture. Bake two hours slowly.