White Fruit Cake
Posted by moderndaygourmet on August 30, 2007
Okay, I know all the jokes about fruitcake. How old people love to give it away to others but everyone hates it. I promise this is different. Cross my heart. Not sure if it’s because it’s white or because it’s not dripping with whiskey or what, but it is delicious. And I don’t love all fruitcake, so it’s not just because I’m weird or have no taste buds or something. We pretty much have this at Christmas time. I mean, it’s special, but it is still fruitcake. This is my grandmother’s recipe, which my mom always made and continues to.
1 pound butter
2 cups sugar
6 eggs, separated
4 cups flour (including dredging)
1 ½ ounces lemon extract
1 pound mixed fruit cake mix
1 pound chopped pecans (4 cups)
1 pound seeded white raisins
Cream butter and sugar, add egg yolks one at a time. Dredge fruit cake mix, raisins and pecans and add to mixture after flour. Add lemon extract. Fold in egg whites which have been stiffly beaten. Bake at 275 for 2 hours.