Elegant Light Fruit Cake

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Total Time:
4 hours
Serves:2
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Technique: No-Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups - ground Almonds
  • 3 cups - red candied Cherries
  • 1 1/2 cups - green candied Cherries
  • 1 packet - diced candied citron
  • 6 cups - golden Raisins
  • 8 ounces - candied pineapple, diced
  • 2 cup - all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup - shortening
  • 2 2/3 cups - white Sugar
  • 8 Egg yolks
  • 4 tsp - Almond extract
  • 2/3 cup - brandy
  • 2/3 cup - Milk
  • 4 1/2 cups - all-purpose flour8 Egg whites
  • 1 1/2 tsp - Cream of tartar

How to Make Elegant Light Fruit Cake

  • Preheat oven to 300 F (150 C).
  • Place a pan of water in oven.
  • Grease thoroughly and line with heavy brown paper one set of tier pans (one 9 inch, one 7 inch, and one 5 inch).
  • In a large bowl combine ground almonds and fruits.
  • Dredge with one cup flour.
  • In a large bowl, cream together 1 cup flour and shortening.
  • Gradually blend in white sugar.
  • Beat in egg yolks and almond flavoring; beat until very light and fluffy.
  • Mix together brandy and milk; add alternately with 4 1/2 cups flour to creamed mixture.
  • Make 3 dry and 2 liquid additions, combining lightly after each.
  • In another bowl, beat egg whites with cream of tartar to form stiff but moist peaks.
  • Fold into batter.
  • Fold in floured fruit mixture.
  • Bake for 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours, depending on size of pan. Bake each cake until it tests done with a toothpick.
  • Remove from pans, and lift off paper. Cool.