Canadian White Fruit Cake
1/2 pound coconut
1 1/2 pounds pecans — coarse broken
1/4 pound candied cherries — halved
1/2 pound golden raisins
1/2 pound candied pineapple (red and green) — cut in thin strips
4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
6 eggs — separated
1 1/2 cups butter
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup pineapple juice
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
|Line 10″ tube pan with well-greased brown paper.
Mix pecans, pineapple strips and cherries in large bowl with raisins.
Sift and measure flour. Mix about half a cup with fruit and nuts and
Cream butter with hand until soft. Work in sugar gradually until mixture
is light and fluffy.
Beat egg yolks with fork. Add them gradually to butter mixture, mixing
well after each addition.
Combine milk, pineapple juice and almond extract. Add to butter mixture
alternately with flour.
Now set oven at 275 degrees.
Beat egg whites until foamy, then add cream of tartar. Continue beating
until whites are stiff enough to hold shape but not stiff enough to cling
to bowl when tipped.
Pour butter mixture over fruit and nuts and mix well with both hands.
Mix or fold in beaten egg whites.
Pour into pan and bake 3 hours.
Place pan of water in oven with baking cake to keep it moist.
Every few days it may be moistened with pineapple juice.