Japanese Fruit Cake II


"My mother used to make one of these every Thanksgiving and Christmas. It is sinfully rich and fattening."
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1 h 40 m servings 211 cals
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Original recipe yields 48 servings



  • Calories:
  • 211 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 8.2 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 34g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 2.6 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 86 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour 4 (9 inch) round cake pans. Toss together the raisins, coconut and pecans in 1 cup of the flour until coated. Set aside.
  2. Cream butter and 2 cups sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in yolks one at a time. Sift together remaining 2 cups flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Add to creamed mixture, alternating with milk, mix until blended. Fold in raisin, pecan and coconut mixture.
  3. In a clean bowl, whip egg whites until stiff peaks develop. Fold into batter until no streaks remain.
  4. Divide batter into four 9 inch baking pans (about 1 1/2 to 2 cups per pan). Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes, then turn out onto wire racks to finish cooling.
  5. To make the filling: Mix 2 cups sugar and 1/4 cup flour in a saucepan, add water and stir until dissolved. Chop lemons and oranges into small pieces and add to saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook until thick, about 10 minutes. Add 2 cups coconut. Allow to cool.
  6. Assemble cake with filling between layers, and ending with filling on top.



ALMOST like the Japanese Fruitcake my grandmother made. To die for....

I have been looking for this taste for years and tried many different recipes. This is the best I have come across so far. It is spicy and not "over sweet". An excellent accompaniment to the hol...

My mother-in-law made Japanese Fruit Cake every year for Christmas and this tastes very much like hers. My husband was very pleased. I had a lot of leftover icing so, next time, I may make 2 2...

If this is even close to the same cake my mother used to make, it last forever. I was married in 1960 and Mother made one for our get-together supper. I wrapped about a fourth of it up in foil ...