thistle lane fruitcake

Categories
Cake
Yield
12 Servings
MeasureIngredient
¾ cup Dried apricots
¾ cup Water
1½ cup Sugar; divided
¾ cup Flour
½ teaspoon Baking powder
½ teaspoon Salt
¾ cup Pitted prunes
¾ cup Pitted dates
¾ cup Candied cherries
3 cups Walnuts (halves and large pieces)
3 larges Eggs
1 tablespoon Vanilla

From: dz234@... (Helen B. Greenleaf) Date: Mon, 5 Dec 1994 16:25:27 GMT This recipe does not have the typical mixed candied fruit, but I always get requests for the recipe

In a saucepan simmer apricots in the water for about 5 minutes. Add ¾ cup sugar and cook slowly for 10 minutes or until transparent and glazed.

Lift apricots out of the syrup and drain on wire rack. Save the syrup to glaze cake.

Sift flour with the remaining ¾ cup sugar, baking powder and salt. In a bowl, combine all fruits and walnuts. Add flour mixture and mix gently.

Beat eggs with vanilla until light and fluffy. Gently mix into fruit and nut mixture. Turn into a greased 9 inch springform pan. Bake at 300 F about 1½ hours or until cake is set in center. Cool in pan.

When cake is cold, remove from pan and brush with heated reserved apricot syrup. OPTION: add rum or brandy after heating syrup and before brushing on cake.

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