Christmas Recipes

Servings | 16
Preparation Time | 20 mins
Cooking Time | 80 mins

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 cup sugar

3 large eggs

1 teaspoon lemon extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup orange juice

1 pound chopped mixed candied fruit

1-1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut

1 cup golden raisins

1 cup chopped nuts

Additional candied fruit or nuts and confectioners' sugar, optional

1.In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in extract. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture alternately with orange juice. Stir in the candied fruit, coconut, raisins and nuts.

2.Press into a greased and waxed paper-lined 10-in. tube pan. Bake at 300° for 80-90 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. If desired, dust with confectioners' sugar and sprinkle candied fruit or nuts. Yield: 16 servings.

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