An easy light fruit cake that my mother made most years. Try substituting fruits that you like! To me it's the taste and smell of Christmas.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 30 mins
additional:
2 weeks
total:
2 weeks
Servings:
20
Yield:
2 loaves
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Line two loaf pans with parchment paper.

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  • Coat cherries, raisins, almonds, and pineapple with 1 cup flour.

  • Beat sugar, butter, and eggs together until creamy. Sift remaining flour with baking powder and salt. Add to butter mixture; stir in vanilla and almond extracts. Fold in the fruit and almond mixture. Spoon batter into the prepared pans and spread evenly.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cake comes out clean, 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Wrap cakes tightly and let age in a cool place for 2 to 4 weeks.

Cook's Notes:

Both dried and candied fruit will work.

You may also use one round 9x4-inch pan.

Nutrition Facts

429 calories; protein 6.3g 13% DV; carbohydrates 59.4g 19% DV; fat 19.4g 30% DV; cholesterol 92.4mg 31% DV; sodium 187.2mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition
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