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Saturday, November 02, 2013

Baking Fruit Cake with my Mother-in-law

White Fruit Cake
1/2 lb white pineapple
1/4 lb red pineapple
1/4 lb green pineapple
1/2 lb cherries
1 1/2 quarts nuts (6 cups)
1 lb. white raisins (dates can also be added)
Batter
1/2 lb butter
1 cup sugar
5 eggs
2 cups self-rising flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, then 1 cup flour.

Mix other cup of flour with the fruits and nuts. Then mix in batter. Batter will be stiff. Bake 2 1/2 hours at 250*F Place a large sheet cake pan of water on the lowest rack in the oven and bake the cakes in the middle of the oven.  The water will keep the cakes moist and ward off burning.
TADA!!!!

Now to wait from Thanksgiving! They smelled DIVINE!

4 comments:

  1. How cool to do holiday baking with you in-law! And those sure are pretty cakes. You know, I am not sure I've ever tried fruit cake. It wasn't something my family made for the holidays, I guess.

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  2. I recall you showing a video of you baking a Christmas cake with your mother in law, so very interesting Becky. x

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