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Japanese Fruitcake with Filling

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Category: Christmas, Cakes

 Ingredients List

  • 1 c Butter,at room temperature
  • 2 c Sugar
  • 4 Eggs
  • 3 c Flour
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 3 ts Baking powder
  • 1 c Milk
  • 1 tb Orange rind,grated
  • 1 ts Vanilla
  • 1 ts Allspice
  • 1 ts Ginger
  • 1/2 c Raisins
  • 1/2 c Pecans,chopped
  • 1 tb Flour
  • 1 1/2 c Coconut,grated
  • Candied cherries (opt)


2 tb Flour
1 Juice of 3 lemons
1 c Sugar
1 cn Pineapple (20 oz)*
2 Egg yolks
1/2 c Pecans chopped

1. Preheat oven to 350'F.~ 2. Grease and flour 3 9-inch layer cake pans.
Cream butter and sugar with electric mixer until soft and fluffy. Beat eggs
until light and add to butter-sugar mixture.~ 3. Sift flour, salt, and
baking powder together and add alternately to batter with milk. Stir in
vanilla and orange rind; beat well. Spread 2/3 of the batter into 2 of the
3 prepared pans.~ 4. Add allspice and ginger to remaining batter. Sprinkle
1 tablespoon flour over the raisins and nuts to coat, then add to batter
and mix well. Spread spiced batter into remaining third pan.~ 5. Bake
layers at 350'F. for 30 minutes, or until cake tests down and sides shrink
from pan. Invert on wire rack and allow to cool.~ 6. When completely cool,
spread fruit filling between layers and thinly over the top and side of
cake, using a flat-bladed knife to spread evenly. (Place the fruit/spice
layer in the middle when stacking layers.) Cover top and side of cake with
the coconut. Decorate with red and green candied cherries in a wreath
design if desired.~ ~ *** FRUIT FILLING ***~ * - pineapple should be
crushed & drained.~ Combine all ingredients in top half of a double boiler
over, not in, simmering water and cook, stirring frequently, until mixture
thickens. It should be quite thick. Remove from heat and allow to cool,
stirring occasionally.

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