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Japanese Fruit Cake I

Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

    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.


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