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Japanese Fruit Cake 2

Ingredients

Cake

Light Layer (optional ingredients)

Dark Layer (optional ingredients)

Filling



Instructions

  1. Cream sugar and butter until smooth.
  2. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until light.
  3. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together. Add alternately with milk to batter.
  4. Add vanilla extract and mix well.
  5. Divide mixture in half. Add optional ingredients as desired to each half of batter.
  6. Add raisins and spices to dark half of batter only.
  7. Pour into 6 layer pans that have been greased and floured.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes or until done. Use 2 dark layers and 1 light layer for one cake and 2 light layers and 1 dark layer for the other cake. Alternate color of layers.
  9. Filling: Cut oranges and scoop out segments.
  10. Add remaining ingredients except nuts and cherries. Bring to boil and cook until thick, stirring continuously.
  11. Add nuts and cherries. This goes between all layers and on top of cakes.
  12. Frost sides of each cake with 7-minute icing.


This is a seasonal cake. In order to make it at times other than Christmas, omit cherries from filling and instead of fresh coconut, use 1 cup canned coconut.


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