Flour, 2½ lbs.;
Brown sugar, 9 oz.;
Butter, 14 oz.;
Molasses, 1 pt.;
Cold strong coffee, 1 pt.;
Stoned raisins, cut in two, 2½ lbs.;
Citron, 1 lb.;
Mace, Cinnamon, and Ginger, 2 teaspoonfuls each;
Cloves and Allspice, 1 teaspoonful each;
Baking soda, dissolved in a little of the coffee, 2 even teaspoonfuls.
Rub the sugar and butter together, add the molasses, coffee and flour alternately, leaving a pint of flour in which to rub the fruit, then the soda, and lastly the fruit. Bake slowly about an hour.