Christmas Fruitcake With Fruit Filling

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READY IN: 3hrs
SERVES: 32
YIELD: 2 cakes
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • For cake: Cream butter and sugar, add eggs, and mix.
  • Combine all dry ingredients and then combine all wet ingredients, except jam, in separate bowls.
  • Add dry and wet ingredients alternately to creamed mixture.
  • Add jam and mix well.
  • Lightly dredge fruit with 1/2 cup flour, shake off excess flour and fold into batter.
  • Fold in nuts.
  • Cook in 4 greased and floured layer pans at 325 degrees for 1 1/2 hours.
  • Fill and ice with filling below.
  • Makes 2 two-layer cakes.
  • For filling: Cook sugar, cream, and flour in a double boiler until thick.
  • Add butter and stir well.
  • Cook until thick again.
  • Add fruit and beat well.
  • Mixture will thicken again as it is beaten.
  • Put between layers and ice top and sides of cake.
  • Ices and fills 2 two-layer cakes.
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