Dorothy-Ann's [Stiles] White Christmas Fruit Cake
I c butter
½ pound of each:
white raisins, mixed peel, mixed fruit peel
1 ½ cups sugar
6 beaten eggs
2 ½ cups flour
2 tsp almond flavouring
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
juice and rind of 1 lemon
blanched almonds, red and green cherries, pineapple rings
Put all fruit pieces into a large bowl and cover with flour – just enough just
to dust all pieces individually so they won’t fall to the bottom of the cake.
Cream butter and sugar gradually in bowl, add eggs, add grated rind and juice of lemon, almond flavouring, then sifted dry ingredients.
Add fruit, which has been dusted with extra flour.
Pour into a round tube cake pan
Bake at 275-300 for 2 ½ - 3 hours