layer fruit cake

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By Lori Fleming
from Huntington, TX

I found this in an old church recipe book. It was my husband's great grandmother's recipe and has been in his family for years.

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Ingredients For layer fruit cake

  • BASIC CAKE
  • 1 c
    butter
  • 4
    eggs
  • 2 c
    sugar
  • 1 c
    milk
  • juice from jar of cherries (part 2)
  • 3 c
    flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • LAYERS 1 & 3
  • 1/2
    of basic cake dough
  • 1 c
    chopped pecans
  • 1 c
    cherries, drained and chopped
  • LAYERS 2 & 4
  • 1/2
    of basic cake dough
  • 1 tsp
    allspice
  • 1 box
    dates, chopped
  • 1/2 box
    raisins
  • FILLING
  • 2 c
    sugar
  • 3 Tbsp
    flour
  • 1 c
    crushed pineapple
  • 1 c
    hot water
  • 1 c
    coconut
  • 16
    marshmallows

How To Make layer fruit cake

  • 1
    For basic cake: Separate eggs. Cream butter, add sugar, beaten egg yolks, milk, cherry juice, baking powder and flour. Beat egg whites and fold in last. Divide dough into 2 parts.
  • 2
    For layers 1 & 3: Mix pecans and cherries to basic cake dough. Divide into two 9 inch cake pans. Layers will be very thin. Bake at 350 F for about 10-20 minutes. Keep a check so the layers won't burn.
  • 3
    For layers 2 & 4: Mix allspice, dates and raisins into basic cake dough. Divide into two 9 inch cake pans. Layers will be thin. Bake at 350 F for 10-20 minutes. Keep check so layers won't burn.
  • 4
    For filling: Mix together sugar, flour, pineapple and hot water. Cook until thick. Add coconut and marshmallows. Let cool. Beat until thick and creamy. Alternate the cake layers and put filling between each layer and on top. Let stand 9 days before cutting.

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