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Light Christmas Cake

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Ingredients
  Butter 3⁄4 Pound
  White sugar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Eggs 6
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Nutmeg 1 Teaspoon
  Vanilla 2 Teaspoon
  Crushed pineapple 19 Ounce, undrained (1 Tin)
  Warm water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Fine coconut 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Pastry flour 4 1⁄2 Cup (72 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Flour 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (For Fruit)
  White raisins 2 Pound
  Candied pineapple 1⁄2 Pound, chopped (Red And Green)
  Cherries 1 Pound, halved (Red And Green Colored)
  Halved blanched almonds 3⁄4 Pound
Directions

1. Prepare 3 Christmas tins or 4 loaf tins. Grease, then line bottom and sides with heavy brown paper. Grease.
2. In a medium bowl, combine the 1/2 c. flour with the raisins, candied pineapple, cherries and almonds, and coat well. Set aside.
3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy.
4. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.
5. Add salt, nutmeg, vanilla, crushed pineapple, warm water and coconut.
6. Combine flour and baking powder, and stir into the above ingredients.
7. Stir in the floured fruit and nuts.
8. Fill tins 3/4 full, and decorate the tops with cherries and almonds.
9. Place a pan of water in oven on bottom rack.10. Place cake tins in centre of oven set at 275° and bake for 4 hours.
11. Test before removing from oven.
12. Allow to cool. Remove from tins and remove paper.
13. Wrap in an old linen tea towel and then in tin foil.
14. Store in fruit cellar.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Occasion: 
Christmas
Interest: 
Party

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