How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. (175 degrees C)
  • Grease and flour four 9" rounds cake pans.
  • CAKES:
  • Toss together raisins, coconut and pecans in 1 cup of the flour to coat.
  • Set aside.
  • 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/coconut mixture.
  • In a clean bowl, whip egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  • Fold into batter until no streaks remain.
  • Divide batter among four pans.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes OR until cakes test done with toothpick.
  • Cool in pans 10 minutes.
  • Turn our onto wire racks to finish cooling.
  • Mix 2 cups sugar and 1/4 cup flour in saucepan.
  • Add water and stir until dissolved.
  • Chop lemons and oranges into small pieces and add to saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Cook until thick, about 10 minutes.
  • Add coconut and stir.
  • Allow to cool.
  • Assemble cake with filling between layers and ending with filling on top.

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    " It was excellent "
    lisamariecr ate it and said...
    My great grandmother used to make this cake for Christmas. I can taste it now. I had the recipe at one time but it has been lost over the years. Thank you so much. I am going to try it this year. 5 forks to you!!
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    " It was excellent "
    clbacon ate it and said...
    Yummy! Sounds fabulous!
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    " It was excellent "
    goblue434 ate it and said...
    Sounds Great Lorraine. I Like The Fresh Ingredients In This. I Think That I'm One Of Only Thirty Five People In the World Who Actually Likes the Traditional Fruit Cake. But, This One Is A Real Winner. Gonna Make Real Soon.
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    " It was excellent "
    henrie ate it and said...
    Wow, sounds really good, beautiful picture also. Thanks for sharing you have my 5 and I'm saving this to make.
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    This sounds so interesting and unique, I must make it! Love the use of lemons/oranges here, the dough sounds very nice too! An easy 5 forks from me!
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