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Elegant Light Fruit Cake Recipe

Elegant Light Fruit Cake is a popular American Dessert
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On :
Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Category :
Kid friendly Recipe
Course :
Dessert Recipe
Cuisine :
American Recipe
Technique :
No Bake Recipe
Difficulty :
Medium
Servings :
Serves 2
RATINGs :
Rated 4 based on 100 votes
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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:

    1. Preheat oven to 300 F (150 C).
    2. Place a pan of water in oven.
    3. Grease thoroughly and line with heavy brown paper one set of tier pans (one 9 inch, one 7 inch, and one 5 inch).
    4. In a large bowl combine ground almonds and fruits.
    5. Dredge with one cup flour.
    6. In a large bowl, cream together 1 cup flour and shortening.
    7. Gradually blend in white sugar.
    8. Beat in egg yolks and almond flavoring; beat until very light and fluffy.
    9. Mix together brandy and milk; add alternately with 4 1/2 cups flour to creamed mixture.
    10. Make 3 dry and 2 liquid additions, combining lightly after each.
    11. In another bowl, beat egg whites with cream of tartar to form stiff but moist peaks.
    12. Fold into batter.
    13. Fold in floured fruit mixture.
    14. 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.
    15. Remove from pans, and lift off paper. Cool.





     

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