Originally Posted by PrincessFiona60
I would love the white fruitcake, CWS! Thanks!
This is Lil's recipe (don't know if that was my great-aunt Lil or someone else). You're going to have to work this out, because I haven't tested it, just giving it to you as my Grandma wrote it down! I'm sure it works, she was an amazing baker (and cook, and person).
1 c butter
2 c sugar
5 egg whites--beaten stiff
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 lb sultan raisons
1 lb citron
1/2 lb lemon peel
1/2 lb candied pineapple (red and green)
1 c sweet milk
3-1/2 c flour
1 c walnuts
1 c Brazil nuts (she didn't call them Brazil nuts, but for political correctness, I have changed what she called them)
1 c candied cherries
3 c coconut (I can't tell if that is a 2 or a 3, I think it is 3)
Do not chop nuts and fruits in small pieces. Cut fruit in strips so that it makes the cake more attractive. Mix as a white cake, adding fruit and nuts last. Bake in moderate oven 45 minutes. Line pans inside with several layers of paper (this was before parchment paper!) If you work it out, would you please share your tweaks? Thanks!