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Light Fruit Cake

  Almonds 1 Pound, blanched and slivered
  Candied red cherries 1⁄2 Pound, halved
  Candied green cherries 1⁄4 Pound, halved
  Golden raisins 1⁄2 Pound
  Candied citron 1⁄2 Pound, chopped
  Candied pineapple 1⁄4 Pound, chopped
  All purpose flour 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Butter 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Eggs 6 , separated
  Milk 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Brandy 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Almond extract 1 Teaspoon
  Cream of tartar 1 Teaspoon
  Candied strawberries 1 Tablespoon

Grease a 10" tube pan and line with brown paper and grease paper.
Combine almonds, cherries, raisins, citron, and pineapple; sprinkle with 1/2 cup of the flour.
Cream butter, gradually add sugar and beat until creamy.
Beat egg yolks well and add to butter mixture; beat thoroughly.
Combine milk, brandy, and almond extract; add alternately with remaining flour to first mixture.
Pour over fruit and nuts and mix well.
Beat egg whites until foamy, add cream of tartar and beat until stiff.
Fold into the first mixture.
Pour into prepared pan.
Bake in preheated slow oven (275°F.) for about 3 hours.
Let stand for about 30 minutes.
Remove cake from pan and carefully tear off paper.
Cool to room temperature.
Decorate with candied strawberries and strips of angelica.
Wrap in moisture-proof paper and store in cool place.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Bit Difficult
Snack, Fruit Dessert
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 2998 Calories from Fat 1171

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 135 g207.4%

Saturated Fat 51 g254.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 502.9 mg167.6%

Sodium 202.1 mg8.4%

Total Carbohydrates 409 g136.4%

Dietary Fiber 19.5 g77.9%

Sugars 255.7 g

Protein 50 g100.8%

Vitamin A 50.4% Vitamin C 3%

Calcium 45.7% Iron 69.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Light Fruit Cake Recipe