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Christmas Fruit Cake

foodwithme's picture
With the festive season here, this Christmas fruitcake is just what I need to ring in the Christmas spirit. Time to put on those mittens and start with baking the Christmas goodies. Try it!!
Ingredients
  All purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Butter 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Eggs 3
  Grated orange rind 1 Tablespoon
  Grated lemon rind 2 Teaspoon
  Orange juice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Pecan halves 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Mixed candied fruits 16 Ounce
  Candied red cherries 6 1⁄2 Ounce
  Dried apricots 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Seedless raisins 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cloves 1⁄4 Teaspoon
Directions

Sift flour, baking powder and salt together.
Cream butter; add sugar, creaming until fluffy.
Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Add grated fruit rinds.
Add sifted dry ingredients alter- nately with orange juice; mix well.
Stir in pecan halves.
Chop mixed candied fruits; add to batter.
Stir in whole cherries, apricots and raisins.
Pack batter into greased and paper-lined 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan.
Bake in 250-degree oven for about 3 hours or until cake tests done.
Cool.
Remove from pan.
Garnish with whole candied cherries and candied pineapple halves.
Wrap cake in foil to keep moist.
May glaze top of cake if desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack, Fruit Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Occasion: 
Christmas
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
180 Minutes
Ready In: 
210 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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1 Comment

Radzie's picture
The cake looks lovely and yes, the decoration too! Well, Christmas is here and gotta give this a try! Thanks!