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  • Serves: 12 Servings

Japanese Fruitcake

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Category: Cakes, Fruit, Holiday

 Ingredients List

  • ------------------------------------CAKE------------------------------------
  • 1 c Butter
  • 2 c Sugar
  • 4 Eggs
  • 3 c Flour; all-purpose, sifted
  • 2 ts Baking powder
  • 1 c Milk
  • 1 ts Vanilla extract
  • 1 ts Ground cloves
  • 1 ts Ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 c Raisins
  • 1/2 c Pecans; chopped
  • Pecan halves for garnish


2 1/2 c Sugar
3 tb Flour; all-purpose
1/2 ts Salt
1 c Water; boiling
1 1/2 tb Lemon zest; grated
1/4 c Lemon juice; fresh
4 1/2 c Coconut; grated

For cake: Grease and flour four 9- inch round cake pans.

Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating well at medium speed with an
electric mixer. Add eggs one at a time; beat well after each addition.

Combine flour and baking powder; add to creamed mixture alternately with
milk, beginning and ending with fbur mixture. Mix after each addition. Stir
in vanilla.

Divide batter in half; stir spices, raisins and pecans into one half. Pour
plain batter into 2 of the cake pans and spiced baUer into the other 2
pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until cake tests done .

Cool in pan for 20 minutes; remove from paos and cool completely on wire

Prick layers at 2-inch intervals with a wooden pick. Spread
frosting/filling between layers and on top and sides of cake, stacking
layers with a light layer on top of each spice layer. Garnish with pecan
halves, if desired.

For filling/frosting: Combine sugar and flour in medium saucepan; stir in
remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring

Cook for 5 minutes or until thickened, stirring constantly; cool mixture
completely before filling and spreading on cake.

Nutritional analysis por serving: 741 calories, 32 grams fat, 112 grams
carbohydrates, 115 milligrams cholesterol, 406 milligrams sodium, 38
percent of calories from fat .

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