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Golden Fruit Cake With Pound Cake Mix

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Ingredients
  Pound cake mix 16 Ounce (2 Packages)
  Eggs 4
  Milk/Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Candied red cherries 8 Ounce, chopped (1 Jar)
  Whole almonds 1 Cup (16 tbs), blanched and chopped
  Golden raisins 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Cognac 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Flaked coconut 3 1⁄2 Ounce (1 Can)
  Orange rind 2 Tablespoon, grated
  Lemon rind 1 Tablespoon, grated
  Orange frosting 4 Tablespoon (Or As Needed)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat the oven to 325°F.
2) Lightly grease a 10-inch tube pan and dust with flour.

MAKING
3) In a bowl, prepare pound-cake batter with both packages of cake mix, eggs and milk or water, according to label directions.
4) In a medium bowl, place the cherries, almonds, and raisins and mix in cognac.
5) Lightly fold the cognac mixture into cake batter with coconut and orange and lemon rinds.
6) Transfer the batter into tube pan.
7) Bake in the oven for 1 hour and 40 minutes, or until a wooden skewer inserted near center comes out clean.
8) Leave aside for 10 minutes to cool in pan.

FINALIZING
9) Using a knife, loosen the pudding around edges and tube.
10) Invert the cake onto the rack and turn right side up.
11) Allow to cool completely and place on the serving plate.
12) Cover the top of cake with orange frosting, allowing the mixture run down side.

SERVING
13) Garnish with cut candied red cherries, angelica, and whole almonds, if desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Continental
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Interest: 
Holiday, Gourmet
Ingredient: 
Coconut
Preparation Time: 
50 Minutes
Cook Time: 
100 Minutes
Ready In: 
150 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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