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Hellens Whole Fruit Cake Recipe


1 c. sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1 c. flour
1 lb. whole dates
1/2 lb. candied cherries,
   green & red
2 c. English walnut meats
1 c. Brazil nuts (whole)
4 egg yolks, beaten
1 c. sugar
1 tbsp. brandy flavoring
1/2 c. orange juice or apricot juice
1 tsp. vanilla
4 egg whites, stiffly beaten

 Hellens Whole Fruit Cake Recipe


Sift together sugar, baking powder and flour.Add whole dates, cherries, walnut meats and Brazil nuts. Add 4 egg yolks, 1 cup sugar, brandy flavoring, orange juice or apricot juice, and vanilla.  Mix all together real good.Fold in 4 stiffly beaten egg whites.Pour into tube pan, greased and floured.  Bake in 250 degree oven 1 1/2 hours.Cool.  Soak cheesecloth in brandy.Wrap cake in cheesecloth, then in foil.Glaze and decorate with candied cherries.Optional:1 cup coconut, 1 cup candied fruit or 1/2 cup orange peel.

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