---------- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.04
       Title: Election Day Cake
  Categories: Desserts, Cakes, Holidays, Posted/tnt, Frostings
       Yield: 16 Servings
       2 pk Active dry yeast
   1 1/2 c  Warm water (110 to 115
       2 ts Sugar
   4 1/2 c  Sifted flour
     3/4 c  Butter OR regular margarine
       1 c  Sugar
       1 ts Salt
   1 1/2 ts Ground cinnamon
     1/4 ts Ground cloves
     1/2 ts Ground nutmeg
     1/4 ts Ground mace
       2    Eggs
   1 1/2 c  Raisins
     1/2 c  Chopped citron
     3/4 c  Chopped nuts
            Confectioners Sugar Frosting
   Sprinkle yeast on warm water; stir to dissolve. Add 2
   tsp sugar and 1-1/2 cup flour and beat well by hand,
   or 2 minutes with electric mixer at medium speed.
   Cover and let rise in warm place until bubbly, about
        30    minutes.
   Meanwhile, cream butter and 1 c sugar until light and
   fluffy. Sift remaining 3 c flour with salt, cinnamon,
   cloves, mace and nutmeg.
   When yeast mixture is bubbly, add eggs to creamed
   butter and sugar and beat well. Combine with yeast
   mixture. Add remaining dry ingredients (flour, salt
   and spices), a little at a time, beating with spoon
   after each addition. Beat until smooth. Stir in
   raisins, citron and nuts. Pour into well greased and
   floured 10 tube pan. Cover and let rise in warm place
   until doubled, about 1-1/2 hours.
   Bake in moderate oven (375 degrees) 1 hour. Cool in
   pan 5 minutes; turn out on rack to finish cooling.
   While faintly warm, spread with Confectioners Sugar
   Frosting. Makes 12 to 16 servings.
   confectioners sugar, add enough milk or light cream to
   make mixture of spreading consistency. Add 1/2 tsp
   vanilla and a dash of salt (or flavor with 1/2 tsp
   lemon juice and 1/4 tsp grated lemon peel). Stir until
   smooth. Spread on cake.
   Source: _Farm Journal’s Country Cookbook_, 1972 (one
   of my old standby cookbooks - worn and tattered). MM
   format by Mary Ann Young <maryann36@juno.com>
   From: Maryann36@juno.Com (Mary Ann Youndate: Fri, 01
   Nov 1996 23:43:34 Est