Cousin Mabel's Fruitcake

Gail Welch

By
@sugarshack

My husband's cousin, Mabel, sent her famous fruitcake recipe to me because she knows that I love to bake. She's been making it for over 50 years! Please read the recipe through before baking as Mabel makes the 2nd bowl a day or two ahead of time before combining with the first bowl then baking. I made it all at the same time. Mine seemed a bit dry but was better after a day or two. I froze some and it tasted great after thawing.


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Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1ST BOWL

2 stick
oleo (margarine) or butter
1 1/4 c
sugar

CREAM TOGETHER, THEN ADD

6 large
eggs

MIX ALL ABOVE INGREDIENTS WELL

2ND BOWL

3 c
all purpose flour
2 c
nuts, chopped (pecans or walnuts)
6 oz
candied pineapple
6 oz
red cherries, candied
6 oz
green cheeries
1 c
golden raisins, soaked in hot water then drain and add to flour mixture
1 tsp
lemon extract
1 tsp
orange extract
1 tsp
almond extract

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Prepare ingredients in the 2nd bowl a day or two ahead. Dough will be stiff. (Store in refrigerator until ready to combine with 1st bowl.)
2
Grease and flour "ring" (tube) pan.
3
Combine Bowl #1 with Bowl #2 and mix well.
4
Bake at 300-320 degrees for 1 to 1 hr & 20 mins. or until cake leaves the side of pan.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom
Hashtags: #Fruit, #Candied, #fruitcake