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Regal Fruitcake

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Ingredients
  Candied red cherries 1⁄2 Pound, chopped
  Candied green cherries 1⁄2 Pound, chopped
  Pecans 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), coarsely chopped
  Canned flaked coconut 7 Ounce (1 Can)
  All-purpose flour 4 1⁄4 Cup (68 tbs), divided
  Butter/Margarine 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs), softened
  Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Eggs 6
  Baking powder 2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Orange juice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

MAKING
1. In a bowl, mix red and green cherries, pecans and flaked coconut.
2. Dredge the fruit-cocnut mixture with 1/4 cup flour; set aside.
3. In a bowl, cream butter; gradually add sugar; beat until light and fluffy.
4. Add eggs, one at a time; beat well after each addition.
5. In a different bowl, add remaining 4 cups flour, baking powder, and salt.
6. Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture alternating with orange juice, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix well after each addition.
7. Mix in fruit mixture.
8. Transfer the batter into prepared pan.
9. Bake for 2 1/2 hours or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
10. Remove from oven and cool in pan 20 minutes.
11. Take away the cakes from the pans and cool completely on a wire rack.

SERVING
12. Make slices and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Occasion: 
Christmas
Ingredient: 
Cherry
Preparation Time: 
40 Minutes
Cook Time: 
150 Minutes
Ready In: 
190 Minutes
Servings: 
21

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