Japanese Fruit Cake

Japanese Fruit Cake Recipe

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sheila farrah

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@ilovefood2

My neighbor gave me this recipe about 50 years ago, with out any instructions, so I'll try to make them up as I go. It really is a pretty cake!

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★★★★★ 1 vote
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Serves:
about 14
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
25 Min

Ingredients

1 c
butter, room temperature
2 c
sugar
4
eggs
3 c
all purpose flour
2 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 pinch
salt

How to Make Japanese Fruit Cake

Step-by-Step

  • 1cream butter and sugar,add eggs one at a time, slowly add flour, baking powder,salt and vanilla,mix well. Divide dough into for 4 equal parts, fill two 8in. buttered, floured, and papered pans with half the mixture, Add to the other half of mixture 1 lb. diced mixed fruit {I use candied pineapple, candied red and green cherries and candied dates} 1/2 cup raisins,1 cup chopped pecans.
  • 2add to other half of cake mixture, pour into to the other two 8 in. pans that have also been buttered, floured and papered. Bake on the middle shelf of oven for 25 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean.
  • 3While cake is cooking make a Filling of 2 cups sugar, 2 cups water 4 teas. cornstarch 1 8oz. can of coconut simmer for 15 min. cool, and add grated rind and juice of 2 lemons. Mix together and pour small amounts of filling between fruited layer, plain layer, fruited layer, and plain layer then pour remainder of filling over the entire top of cake.

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About Japanese Fruit Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts