Put the salt pork through a food chopper. Pour the boiling water over it. Add the sugar, molasses and baking soda and mix well. Blend in the fruits.
Sift the flour and spices together and add. Mix well.
Pour the batter into a greased and lightly floured loaf pan (9×5×3) and bake 1 hour in a slow oven preheated to 275 degrees.
This cake will keep indefinitely in your refrigerator or freezer.
NOTES : Try this if you're tired of your traditional Christmas fruit cake.