Saturday, March 28, 2009

Auntie's "Japanese" Fruit Cake

1 C butter
4 3/4 C sugar
3 1/4 C + 4 T flour
1 1/4 C milk
6 eggs
2 t baking powder
2 t cinnamon
1 t ground cloves
1 t nutmeg
1 box golden raisins
1 cup nuts, chopped
2 seedless oranges, peeled and chopped
2 lemons, peeled and chopped
1 C crushed pineapple, drained
1 C grated coconut

Cream butter and 1 3/4 C sugar. Add eggs and beat well. Sift 3 1/4 C flour, spices and baking powder together. Add to egg mixture alternately with milk. Beat well. Fold in raisins and nuts. Bake in 4 (9-inch) layers. While cake cools, make filling. Mix 3 C sugar, 4 T flour, oranges, lemons and pineapple in saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring often until thick like honey. Cool and add coconut. Spead between layers of cake and on top and sides.

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