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Nita's Fruit Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Diddy (Mealing) Thompson
Added: Friday, January 28, 2005

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Pound Cake Batter
1 pound butter
1 pound flour
teaspoon salt
1 pound sugar
1 pound eggs (9)
1 teaspoon vanilla

Fruit
2 pounds good crystallized mixed fruit
1 pounds crystallized pineapple, sliced and chopped
1 pounds crystallized cherries, cut up
6 cups chopped pecans

Directions:
Directions:
Mix about cup of the flour with the fruit. (This keeps the fruit from sinking to the bottom of the cake.) Cream butter, sugar and eggs well, then add remaining flour. Mix in fruit and pack in 3 (9 X5 X3) loaf pans. Bake in at 275 about 3 hours.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
3 loaves about 3 pounds each
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Nita (Anita) Barnes was one of my favorite cousins. Actually, she was Mother's double first cousin, I think. She was born a Franklin - sister of Alma Franklin Scurry, Ben Hill (B.H.) and J.H. Franklin. Bob and I left on May 21, 1992 for London and Nita died the next day. I had a wonderful visit with her just a week before we left and she was as sharp as any 20 year old. She would have been 88 on September 7 of that year. Every Christmas she baked these cakes and shared them with us. Her fruitcake was exceptionally good. She wrote this recipe out for me, calling it "Allie's Fruitcake." She had gotten it from someone named Allie in 1952.

Nita was not only a great cook, but also a Master Seamstress. She was the head of alterations at Cullum's in Augusta until she retired.

 

 

 

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