Election Cake 1/2 cup butter

8 finely chopped figs

1 cup bread dough

11/4 cups flour

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon soda 1 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 cup sour milk

1/4 teaspoon clove

2/3 cup raisins seeded, and cut in pieces

1/4 teaspoon mace

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon salt

Work butter into dough, using the hand. Add egg well beaten, sugar, milk, fruit dredged with two tablespoons flour, and flour mixed and sifted with remaining ingredients. Put into a well-buttered bread pan, cover, and let rise one and one-fourth hours. Bake one hour in a slow oven. Cover with Boiled Milk Frosting.

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