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Light Fruit Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Irene Braddock
Added: Monday, October 10, 2005

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1-3/4 c. butter (do not use substitutes)
1-3/4 c. sugar
9 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. mace
4 c. cake flour
1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. candied cherries
1 c. candied pineapple
1 c. citron
1 c. white raisins

Directions:
Directions:
Cream the butter thoroughly, using as electric mixer. Be sure that butter is creamed until very light and fluffy. Add the sugar gradually, beating and creaming thoroughly after each addition. When very light and fluffy, add eggs one at a time, beating until fluffy after the addition of each. Add vanilla, mace and other flavoring, if used. Sift flour, measure and re-sift several times with cream of tartar and salt. Add flour mixture gradually, stirring it in gently and stirring just until smooth after each addition. Add cherries (cut in halves or slices), pineapple, citron and raisins . Stir fruits gently into batter. Bake the cake in two greased loaf cake pans, which have been lined with heavy waxed paper. Bake the cakes in a slow oven of 325 degrees for about 1 hr.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
2 T. brandy or 8 drops rosewater may be used in addition to the other flavorings.

 

 

 

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