Yield: Makes 2 loaves
Sift flour with baking powder, salt, baking soda and spices.
In separate bowl, cream shortening and gradually blend in sugar; beat until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add flour mixture alternately with Paw Paw puree. Mix raisins, nuts and fruit and stir into batter. Turn into 2 greased and floured 9x5x3-inch loaf pans.
Bake in a slow oven (300 F.) for about 2 hours. Keep a shallow pan of hot water underneath cake throughout baking time. Store cooled cakes in a tightly closed container. Makes about 5-1/2 pounds of fruit cake.
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