Lemon Fruitcake


1/2 lb. red cherries
1/2 lb. green cherries
1/2 lb. pineapple
1 lb. shelled pecans
1 box white raisins
6 eggs
1 lb. margarine
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2 c. sugar
4 c. plain flour
1 1/2 oz. lemon extract


Chop pecans and soak overnight in lemon extract. Coat fruit in 1/2 cup flour. Cream margarine and sugar. Add eggs one at a time. Put baking powder and salt into flour and add to creamed butter and sugar; mix well. Add fruit and nuts. Bake in 4 loaf pans or a tube pan (loaf pans: 1 1/2 hours; tube pan: 2 hours) at 275 degrees.




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