Candied holiday fruitcake

Yield: 12 servings

Measure Ingredient
3 cups Chopped pecans
2 cups Chopped candied pineapple
¾ cup Chopped candied cherries
⅓ cup Chopped candied orange peel
1¾ cup Plus 3 tb, all-purpose flour
1 cup Butter, room temperature
1 cup Sugar
5 Eggs
1 tablespoon Vanilla extract
1 tablespoon Lemon extract
½ teaspoon Baking powder
1 pinch Salt
Powdered sugar

Position rack in lowest third of oven and preheat to 250 deg F.

Grease and flour 12 cup bundt pan or tube cake pan. In large bowl, mix pecans and fruits with 3 tb flour. In another large bowl, cream butter with sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs 1 at a time.

Stir in vanila and lemon extracts. Sift 1¾ cups flour with baking powder and salt. Add dry ingredients to batter; stir until blended.

Mix fruit mixture into batter.

Pout batter into prepared pan. Bake until golden brown and testr inserted into centre comes out clean, about 2 ½ hours. Cool in pan on rack 15 minutes. Turn out onto rack and cool. (Can be prepare 2 weeks ahead; wrap in foil and store at room temperature.) Dust with powdered sugar. Posted by Linda Davis Submitted By BOBBI ZEE On 11-05-94

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