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The Votes Are In

Election Day Cake

12 to 14 servings

This recipe makes a tall, sturdy cake when baked in a 10-inch tube pan. The cake is not very sweet, and not as dense or as moist as a fruitcake. Adapted from Fleischmann's "New Treasury of Yeast Baking" booklet (1968):

For the cake:

4 to 4 1/2 cups flour

1 cup sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1/4 teaspoon ground mace

2 packages active dry yeast (not rapid-rise yeast)

3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus additional for the pan

1 1/2 cups very hot water

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