Christmas Fruit Cake with Orange Juice …

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On the 10Th day of my Christmas Bakes and treats I bring to you another one of my kids favorite Fruit cake … This fruit and nuts cake is full of citrusy flavors
I have been making this fruit cake at Christmas time for my kids and friends who do not like traditional rum Christmas Cake . My whole family loves this cake especially for its citrusy Flavor …

INGREDIENTS:

1/4 cup candied pineapple chunks
1/4 cup golden raisins
1/4 cup candied cherries
2 tablespoons dried currants
1/4 cup candied orange peel
1/4 cup candied citron / lemon peel
1/2 cup orange juice
1/3 cup butter
2/3 cup confectioners’ sugar
1egg
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup chopped mixed nuts
1cup sifted all-purpose flour

DIRECTIONS:

Chop pineapple, raisins, and cherries. Combine chopped fruit with currants, orange peel, and citron peel .

Soak in orange juice overnight.

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F .

Line small loaf pan with parchment or waxed paper.

In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioner’s sugar.

Stir in beaten egg .fruit, juice, and nuts . Mix in sifted flour with baking powder .

Bake for 45 mins to an hour until golden brown and toothpick comes out clean when inserted.

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