Traditional Fruit Cake


Traditional Fruit Cake

Traditional Fruit Cake

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Yield

Makes 1 (9X5-inch) loaf

Ingredients

3 cups walnut halves
1 package (8 ounces) candied cherries
1 package (8 ounces) chopped dates
1 package (4 ounces) candied pineapple
3/4 cup sifted all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 eggs, lightly beaten
3 tablespoons dark rum or rum extract
1 tablespoon freshly grated orange peel
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 300°F. Line 9X5-inch loaf pan with greased waxed paper.
  2. Combine walnuts and fruit in large bowl; set aside.
  3. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in medium bowl. Sift over walnut mixture; toss gently until walnut mixture is well coated.
  4. Blend in eggs, rum, orange peel and vanilla. Spread in prepared pan.
  5. Bake 1 hour 45 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

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