Delicious Fruit Cake Recipe

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon double-acting baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups (12 ozs) nuts, chopped coarse (use walnuts, pecans, or Brazil nuts)
  • 1 pound mixed candied fruit, chopped
  • 1 cup (8-oz bottle) maraschino cherries, halved and drained

Beat eggs; add vanilla and sugar. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together; add to first mixture. Add nuts and fruit and cherries; mix to combine.

Grease loaf pan (9×5 inches) ; line bottom with waxed paper. Pour batter into prepared pan. Cover with aluminum foil and bake in a slow oven (300F) 1 hour. Uncover and bake 45 minutes More.

Run a spatula along sides of cake; invert on a cake rack or cutting board to cool. To serve, cut in very thin slices. Yield: 25 to 30 slices.