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Mama's Fruit Cake

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If you love fruit cake, this is the one.

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Ingredients

  • 4 cups flour ALL PURPOSE FLOUR ONLY
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 lb butter
  • 1 lb raisins
  • 1 lb pecans, shelled (reserve 4 pecan halves)
  • 4 oz pineapple
  • 8 oz red cherries (reserve 4 cherries)
  • 8 oz green cherries (reserve 4 cherries)
  • 1 lb fruit cake mix
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbl vanilla

Details

Preparation

Step 1

Sift flower and set aside

Dredge fruits and nuts in a large bowl
Cream sugar and the butter
Beat eggs and add to cream mixture
Add flour to cream mixture
Mix fruits and nuts to cream mixture

Grease pan heavily and cover bottom with greased brown paper
Add mixed ingredients into pan.
Add to the top of the cake the red & green cherries and the pecan halves for decorations

Bake at 2500 for 1st hour covered with tin foil.
Bake for approx 2 hours more without tin foil
Place a small pan of cold water in the oven under the cake while baking.

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Colonial Fruit Cake FRESH APPLE or FRESH PEAR CAKE (Note: You can also substitute many dried fruits in place of the fresh fruits -- this is a very versatile non-traditional fruit cake recipe)