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Japanese Fruit Cake II

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Pat K.

My mother used to make one of these every Thanksgiving and Christmas. It is sinfully rich and fattening.

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  • Calories:
  • 211 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 8.2 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 34g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 2.6 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 86 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour 4 (9 inch) round cake pans. Toss together the raisins, coconut and pecans in 1 cup of the flour until coated. Set aside.
  2. Cream butter and 2 cups sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in yolks one at a time. Sift together remaining 2 cups flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Add to creamed mixture, alternating with milk, mix until blended. Fold in raisin, pecan and coconut mixture.
  3. In a clean bowl, whip egg whites until stiff peaks develop. Fold into batter until no streaks remain.
  4. Divide batter into four 9 inch baking pans (about 1 1/2 to 2 cups per pan). Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes, then turn out onto wire racks to finish cooling.
  5. To make the filling: Mix 2 cups sugar and 1/4 cup flour in a saucepan, add water and stir until dissolved. Chop lemons and oranges into small pieces and add to saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook until thick, about 10 minutes. Add 2 cups coconut. Allow to cool.
  6. Assemble cake with filling between layers, and ending with filling on top.
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Reviews

MSDFIELDS
32
1/13/2005

ALMOST like the Japanese Fruitcake my grandmother made. To die for....

susied
25
12/28/2007

I have been looking for this taste for years and tried many different recipes. This is the best I have come across so far. It is spicy and not "over sweet". An excellent accompaniment to the holiday dinner after eatting so many very sweet treats during the holiday season. It is also very impressive to look at with 4 layers! I garnished the top with extra raisins, coconut, pecans and a sprinkle of all the spices in the recipe!

Margaret
14
12/26/2008

My mother-in-law made Japanese Fruit Cake every year for Christmas and this tastes very much like hers. My husband was very pleased. I had a lot of leftover icing so, next time, I may make 2 2-layer cakes and give one as a gift or serve one for Thanksgiving and one for Christmas. It makes a very large cake.