This cake is more of a confection than a cake. It makes a beautiful, festive presentation. This recipe came to our family from a dear lady, Mrs. Barrows, in Corpus Christi in 1948. She shared this family recipe with my mother. Remember to leave all the fr
INGREDIENTS (for 3 servings):
- 4 eggs
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 pound red candied cherries
- 1 pound green candied cherries
- 1 pound Brazil nuts
- 1 pound walnut halves
- 1 pound pecan halves
- 2 pounds pitted dates
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 3 - 8x4 inch loaf pans and line them with parchment or waxed paper.
Beat eggs, salt and vanilla together until very light and lemon colored. Stir in sugar, 1 cup flour and baking powder.
Place cherries, nuts, and dates into a large bowl. Dust with the remaining 1/2 cup flour. Then stir in sugar mixture. There is very little batter which makes this a very stiff mixture. Mix with hands.
Press batter into prepared loaf pans. Bake for 1 hour.