How to make it

  • Sift flour once, measure, add baking powder, soda, salt, and sift together two more times.
  • Sift 1 cup of this flour mixture over fruit and nuts and toss thoroughly.
  • Cream shortening thoroughly, add sugar gradually, and cream together until light and fluffy.
  • Add remaining flour mixture to creamed mixture, a bit at a time.
  • Beat after each addition until smooth.
  • Add lemon juice, fruits and nuts.
  • Fold in egg whites.
  • Pour into a paper-lined tube pan or small bread pans.
  • Bake in a slow oven, 250°F, 2-1/2 hours, then increase to 300°F, for 15 minutes.
  • This cake has a very fine texture. Only the whites of the eggs are used, but if you can make a dark fruit cake at the same time you can use the yolks of the eggs in the dark cake. Substitute 2 egg yolks for a whole egg in any dark fruit cake recipe and add 1/2 tablespoonful of water to every 2 yolks.
  • If you are looking for an extremely light cake, this substitution would not be satisfactory, but it gives a good rich fruit cake.
  • White Fruit Cake
  • 1-1/2 cups white sugar, 1/2 pound butter, 4 eggs beaten light, 3 cups flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1 pound white raisins, 1/2 pound citron peel, 1/2 pound candied cherries, 1/2 pound blanched almonds. Lemon flavouring to your taste. Bake in a slow oven (250°F) about 2 hours in paper-lined tins.
  • Royal Icing Recipe For Christmas Cake:
  • Ingredients:
  • 2-1/2 pounds icing sugar (sifted), 4 egg whites (large), juice of 1 lemon, 1 teaspoon glycerine,
  • Note: This recipe calls for 4 drops laundry bluing to make the icing snowy white but I omit this step.
  • Method:
  • Place egg whites in a bowl and add sugar very gradually, beating continually until all sugar is added, then add lemon juice, beat again. Add glycerine and bluing and continue beating until very smooth. Don't skimp on the beating.
  • This icing will be quite hard on the outside, but will not break or crumble when cut, and is perfect for cake decorating purposes. It will make any cake special.

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    " It was excellent "
    hunnee ate it and said...
    what a great thing to smell as your guests are comming in yum!
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    " It was excellent "
    grandmacooks ate it and said...
    Sounds great--I love light fruit cake!
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    wow love the picture and the fruitcake sounds whole lot better than store bought version {Thanks buddy} love it.
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    What a nice recipe to add to the Christmas menu! Thanks, Lor!
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    " It was excellent "
    greekgirrrl ate it and said...
    That sounds great for the holidays..I wish you had a pic up of it...high 5 Lor!
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