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- Allrecipes (Nancy Reeves)
- 1-1/2 cups (350 ml) butter
- 4 cups (950 ml) all-purpose flour
- 1 lb (.5 kg). chopped pecans
- 1 lb (.5 kg). candied cherries
- 1 tsp (5 ml) baking powder
- 2 tsp (10 ml) vanilla extract
- 2 cups (475 ml) white sugar
- 6 eggs
- 1 lb (.5 kg). candied pineapple
- 1-1/2 cups (350 ml) golden raisins
- 1/4 tsp (1 ml) salt
- 1 golden delicious apple, peeled, cored and sliced
- Preheat oven to 250 degrees (125 C.).
- Grease one 10 inch tube pan.
- Line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper and dust pan with flour.
- Cream the butter together with the white sugar.
- Add eggs one at a time mixing well after each one.
- Mix in the vanilla extract.
- Stir in 3 cups (700 ml) of the flour, baking powder, and salt and blend well.
- Toss candied cherries, chopped pecans, candied pineapple, and white raisins with the remaining 1 cup (225 ml) flour.
- Stir fruit and nut mixture into the batter and pour into prepared pan.
- Bake at 250 degrees (125 C.) for 3 hours.
- Let cake cool for 20 minutes before removing from pan.
- After cake is cold, cut a piece of waxed paper to fit the top of the cake.
- Put the apple slices on top of the waxed paper and put cake into a closed container.
- Store cake in a cool dry area for about 3 days or until the cake takes up the juice from the apple slices.
- Remove apple slices and waxed paper and serve
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