Posted by AnonymousGreat for Christmas!
Japanese Fruit Cake I
- 1 cup butter 2 cups white sugar 4 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 cups all-purpose flour 3 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup milk 1 teaspoon ground cloves 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground allspice 1 1/2 cups chopped raisins 3/4 cup chopped almonds 4 tablespoons grated orange zest 1 cup fresh orange juice 4 cups flaked coconut 2 cups white sugar 1 cup boiling water 1 teaspoon cornstarch 1 recipe seven minute frosting (from recipe link)
1 Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour three 9 inch round cake pans.
2 Cream together butter, 2 cups sugar, eggs, and vanilla.
3 Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Add flour mixture alternately with milk into egg mixture. Divide batter into 3 parts. Fill two pans with plain batter. Add spices, raisins, and nuts into remaining batter, and pour batter into third pan.
4 Bake for 25 minutes, or until done. Cool layers on wire racks.
5 Mix together orange juice and rind, 2 cups coconut, 2 cups sugar, boiling water, and cornstarch in a 2 quart pan. Bring to a boil, and cook until mixture falls in lumps from a spoon. Put layers together with filling, placing spiced layer in the center. Ice cake with Seven Minute Frosting, and cover with remaining coconut.