I have mastered the Greens and Beans recipe with some alterations but today I decided this fruitcake recipe I had to try. The recipe calls for using either a Tube pan or two bread pans. I opted for the two bread pans because we are going to a brunch and I think one of these will be appreciated..
This is rather expensive cake to make so I was skeptical about making it. Well I am happy to say it is wonderful! Moist, with lots of pineapple, cherries and walnuts to give it great texture and substance.
I will post this as my Mom has it written. I cut back on the sugar and butter (1/2 cup less on each) hoping it wouldn't take away from the taste and I don't feel it did at all. I will freeze one for later. I made the loaf pans. (With the busy holiday season quickly approaching this might be a nice addition to your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner)
1 3/4 cups butter 1 large can pineapple chunks (20 oz. drained)
2 cups sugar 1- 11oz. jar maraschino cherries drained and cut in pieces
8 eggs 1 lb. walnuts chopped ( I used 1 cup)
3 3/4 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
Beat butter and sugar well. Add 1 egg at a time. Sift flour and dry ingredients. Add to mixture. Fold in fruit and nuts. Bake 325 degrees in well greased and parchment lined(2)loaf or 1 tube pan. Bake approx. 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in center is clean.
I bought these at a kitchen shop in Cleveland but I have seen some similar to them at T.J. Maxx...Teak wood and very durable and I just love the design on them..Very cool..I want more!!!
Happy Baking from my kitchen to yours,
I like to bake and cook/family recipes 11/14/12