Old Time Fruit Cake
5 large eggs (beaten)
1/2 pound butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
1 3/4 cup plain flour (all purpose)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 pound of candied cherries
1 pound of candied pineapple
4 cups chopped nuts (we use pecans)
1/2 ounce vanilla flavoring
1/2 ounce lemon flavoring
1.....Cream butter, add sugar gradually, creaming until fluffy , add beaten eggs.
2.....Blend nuts and fruits. Mix well with part of the flour until fruit is coated with flour.
3.....Sift remaining lour and baking powder together . Fold into butter and egg mixture.
4.....Add flavorings and then fold in the nuts.
5.....Pour into greased a tube pan which has been lightly greased and floured. or (2 loaf pans) Place in cold oven then turn temperature to 252 degrees for 3 hours (loaf pans are cooked for 2 1/2 hours.)
6.....After taking cake out of oven, let it stand in the pan for for 1 hour before removing from pan
OPTIONAL: Place in a cake can and put a good red apple in the center of the cake. cover with cloth moistened in wine of your choice let stand for at least l day. Be sure to keep check on cloth on cake and keep wine cloth moist.
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