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5 layer Fruitcake with cooked filling
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Post# 1018673   12/20/2018 at 21:19 (186 days old) by Norgeway (mocksville n c )        

This was Donald's great Aunts recipe from the 1920s

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Post# 1018692 , Reply# 1   12/21/2018 at 07:30 (185 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

Are the 5 layers 8 or 9 inch?

Post# 1018713 , Reply# 2   12/21/2018 at 09:24 (185 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
9 inch

I baked them at 350 about 35minutes, the recipe is so old it didn't say.

Post# 1018723 , Reply# 3   12/21/2018 at 10:47 (185 days old) by Michaelman2 (Atlanta, GA)        

This recipe seems very similar to what I have heard referred to as a “Japanese Fruit Cake”. If memory serves the difference is there are two layers of the spice/fruit and two layers of yellow cake. Same cooked filling/icing.

Post# 1018737 , Reply# 4   12/21/2018 at 12:10 (185 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
I have the

Japanese fruit cake recipe, the filling is similar, My Grandmother made it every Christmas, Its good,

Post# 1018753 , Reply# 5   12/21/2018 at 16:07 (185 days old) by ken (Ulster Hgts, NY)        
Looks Good

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Please also post the recipe for the Japanese Fruit Cake if you don't mind.

Post# 1018776 , Reply# 6   12/21/2018 at 19:50 (185 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
Let me look it up,

Its in Grandmothers recipes,

Post# 1018930 , Reply# 7   12/23/2018 at 18:10 (183 days old) by polkanut (Wausau, WI )        

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I found the recipe for your grandmother's Japanese Fruit Cake in the archives.



Cream together:


1 cup Crisco


2 cups sugar,


Beat in thoroughly, one at a time, 4 eggs,


Sift together:


3 cups sifted all purpose flour


1 tsp soda


1 tsp salt


Stir dry ingredients into wet alternately with


1 cup buttermilk


1 tsp vanilla


Have ready 3 -9 inch pans well greased and floured.."I line with wax paperm then grease and flour..


Into 1 pan put 1/3 of the batter,


Then mix into remaining batter


2/3 cup chopped pecans


2/3 cup chopped raisins


3/4 tsp each..Cinnamon, Allspice and Mace


1/2 tsp cloves


Divide in 2 remaining pans , bake at 350 for 30 to 35 minutes, turn out on wire racks and cool completely.




In a heavy saucepan,mix together,


2/3 cup sugar


1/4 tsp salt


4 TBSP cornstarch


3/4 cup Pineapple syrup from 20 oz can crushed pineapple.


Cook over low to med heat until boils, boil 1 minute, STIRRING CONSTANTLY..


Remove from heat, Blend in


1 Tbsp butter


2 Tbsp grated orange rind


1/4 cup fresh orange juice


2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice




Stir in:


1 1/2 cups cocoanut


Drained pineapple from 20 oz can


1/2 cup chopped pecans


Put this between layers, Frost with 7 minute frosting and garnish with cocoanut..


7 min frosting


In double boiler over boiling water, combine


3/4 cup sugar


1/3 cup white Karo


1/4 tsp salt


1/4 cup cream of tartar


2 egg whites


2 tbsp. water


Beat with portable mixer over heat for 7 minutes or until holds peak, spread on cake.



Post# 1018939 , Reply# 8   12/23/2018 at 20:26 (183 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
I hadnt looked it up yetI

I thought it was on here, That recipe came from the Red Band flour bag back in the 50s.

Post# 1018970 , Reply# 9   12/24/2018 at 08:04 (182 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

It's no wonder the southern ladies of my childhood set so much store by their Japanese Fruitcakes; generally made for Christmas. That is a huge production when you stop to think about the grated fruit rinds and the chopped nuts and other fruits that have to be prepared.

Post# 1018975 , Reply# 10   12/24/2018 at 09:26 (182 days old) by ken (Ulster Hgts, NY)        

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Thanks for posting.

Post# 1019095 , Reply# 11   12/26/2018 at 01:28 (181 days old) by imperial70 (******)        
recipe says orange rind...

Does it really mean to say "orange zest?"

Post# 1019097 , Reply# 12   12/26/2018 at 02:04 (181 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
Same thing

In old cookbooks its often listed as rind. It means zest.

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