Holiday Delight Fruitcake

Ingredients

  • 1 quart chopped pecans
  • 1 pound candied cherries
  • 1 pound candied pineapple
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 pound butter
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 pound white raisins
  • 2 ounces pure lemon extract
  • 6 eggs, separated
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 250 degrees F. Grease well and flour a 4-quart tube pan.
  2. Cream butter and sugar; add lemon extract and mix well.
  3. Mix 2 cups flour with fruit and nuts.
  4. Add egg yolks to creamed mixture.
  5. Add remaining 3 cups flour and baking soda, diluted in water. Mix well.
  6. Add fruit mixture and blend well.
  7. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites.
  8. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  9. Bake for 3 hours.

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