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Peatie's Perfection Light Fruit Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Peatie's Perfection Light Fruit Cake is from The Ultimate Donovan Family Reunion Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at We'll help you start your own personal cookbook! It's easy and fun. Click here to start your own cookbook!


3/4 lb white raisins
1 1/2 cup blanched almonds, chopped
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
1 1/2 cup shredded coconut
2 lbs. candied fruit
1 cup walnut, chopped
Flour this mixture with 1/2 cup flour.
1 cup sugar
1 cup margarine or butter
5 eggs
1 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup pineapple juice
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp almond extract

Cream sugar with shortening. Beat 5 eggs until light and gradually add to the creamed mixture. Beat well. Sift flour with salt & baking powder. Add to the batter alternately with the pineapple juice, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla and almond extract. Fold in floured fruit and nuts. Mix well. Pour into 2 loaf pans that have been lined with 2 layers of brown paper and really, really greased.

Bake 275 for 3 - 3 1/2 hours.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Gram Helen made this recipe every Christmas. It was one of my father's favorites. I have very happy memories of the both of them in their kitchen.




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