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Mom's Fruitcake

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Category: Cakes

 Ingredients List

  • 1 1/2 c Butter, softened
  • 1 pk Confectioner's sugar
  • Flour
  • 6 lg Eggs
  • 1 c Bourbon (or rum)
  • 4 tb Vanilla extract
  • 1 lb Golden raisins
  • 1 lb Glace cherries
  • 1 lb Glace pineapple
  • 1/3 lb Glace citron (or more,
  • -up to a pound)
  • 1/4 lb Candied orange peel
  • 1/4 lb Candied lemon peel
  • 1 qt Pecan halves
  • 14 oz Coconut, flaked


Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Line the bottom and sides of a large tube
pan and a small loaf pan with foil; grease the pans. Chop coarsely the
raisins, cherries, pineapple, citron, orange peel, lemon peel and pecan

In large bowl, soften the 3 sticks of butter. Cream in a box of
confectioner's sugar, then fill box to the same level with flour. Pour half
of the flour over the fruit and nuts; mix thoroughly so all are

Add six eggs to butter/sugar, one at a time, while beating. Add vanilla
extract and fold in flour. Stir in fruits and nuts; fold in liquor. Pour
into cake pans and bake approximately 2 hours.

Mom's notes:

* 3 # cherries, pineapple, raisin; 1 # citron; 3/4 lemon/orange peel; 2 #
butter; 3 packages coconut, 2 # cake flour; 4 # confectioner's sugar, fifth
of bourbon.

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