White Fruitcake

Southern Living
Makes 1 (10-inch) cake


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1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon orange extract
1 teaspoon lemon extract
3 cups cake flour, divided
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup peach nectar
1 cup flaked coconut
1 cup chopped candied pineapple (about 1/2 pound)
1 cup chopped candied cherries (about 1/2 pound)
1 cup golden raisins (about 1/2 pound)
1 cup chopped crystallized ginger
2 cups chopped pecans, toasted
6 egg whites


Beat butter and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in extracts.

Combine 2 cups cake flour and next 3 ingredients; add to butter mixture alternately with nectar, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed just until blended after each addition.

Stir together remaining 1 cup cake flour, coconut, and next 4 ingredients. Stir fruit mixture and pecans into batter.

Beat egg whites at high speed until stiff peaks form. Fold into batter. Pour into a greased and floured 10-inch tube pan.

Bake at 275° for 2 hours or until a long wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. If desired, wrap in cheesecloth, and soak with 2 cup peach brandy for two weeks.

Created date

December 2001