This cake has been in our family for many,many years. I remember my grandmother and mother making this cake at Christmas every year. Mother would make this cake and sell them in our neighborhood. This is a beautiful cake for the holidays.
Use 1/2 batter for 1 plain layer-take the other 1/2 and mix with fruit batter. Pour into greased and floured cake pans-Bake at 350 degrees until done-approximately 25-30 minutes for plain layers. 30-40 minutes for the fruit layers-test with toothpicks.
2Icing for cake:
Cook over medium heat until thick. You can add coconut to the batter before spreading onto the layers. After cake has been totally iced, take coconut and put on outside of cake. Decorate with cherries or pecans. Makes a beautiful cake for the holidays.