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Stately Fruit And Nut Cake

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Ingredients
  Shortening 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Eggs 4
  Sifted cake flour 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Baking powder 2 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Almond extract 1 Teaspoon
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Sliced almonds 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Banana 1 Small
  Lemon juice 2 Teaspoon
  Peach jam/Apricot jam 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Canned sliced peaches 8 1⁄2 Ounce
  Maraschino cherries 6 Ounce
  Green grapes 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

Cream shortening; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
Mix well after each addition.
Stir in flavorings.
Pour batter into 3 greased and floured 9-inch round cake pans.
Bake at 375° for 20 to 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans, and let cool completely.
Spread frosting between layers and on sides of cake.
Press almonds onto sides of cake.
Slice banana; toss with lemon juice.
Melt jam; press through a sieve to remove lumps.
Arrange fruit on top of cake; brush fruit with melted jam.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Servings: 
9

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