Japanese Fruit Cake Recipe

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. (175 degrees C)
  2. Grease and flour four 9 rounds cake pans.
  3. CAKES:
  4. Toss together raisins, coconut and pecans in 1 cup of the flour to coat.
  5. Set aside.
  6. Cream butter and 2 cups sugar until light and fluffy.
  7. Beat in yolks one at a time.
  8. Sift together remaining 2 cups flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.
  9. Add to creamed mixture, alternating with milk.
  10. Mix until blended.
  11. Fold in raisin/pecan/coconut mixture.
  12. In a clean bowl, whip egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  13. Fold into batter until no streaks remain.
  14. Divide batter among four pans.
  15. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes OR until cakes test done with toothpick.
  16. Cool in pans 10 minutes.
  17. Turn our onto wire racks to finish cooling.
  18. FILLING:
  19. Mix 2 cups sugar and 1/4 cup flour in saucepan.
  20. Add water and stir until dissolved.
  21. Chop lemons and oranges into small pieces and add to saucepan.
  22. Bring to a boil.
  23. Cook until thick, about 10 minutes.
  24. Add coconut and stir.
  25. Allow to cool.
  26. Assemble cake with filling between layers and ending with filling on top.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 204.38 Kcal (856 kJ)
Calories from fat 92.95 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.33g 16%
Cholesterol 33.52mg 11%
Sodium 22.6mg 1%
Potassium 188.04mg 4%
Total Carbs 26.65g 9%
Sugars 10.87g 43%
Dietary Fiber 1.76g 7%
Protein 3.29g 7%
Vitamin C 4.6mg 8%
Iron 0.8mg 4%
Calcium 41.7mg 4%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 280.96 Kcal (1176 kJ)
Calories from fat 127.77 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.2g 16%
Cholesterol 46.08mg 11%
Sodium 31.07mg 1%
Potassium 258.49mg 4%
Total Carbs 36.64g 9%
Sugars 14.95g 43%
Dietary Fiber 2.41g 7%
Protein 4.52g 7%
Vitamin C 6.3mg 8%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Calcium 57.3mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 4.6
  • 6

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • very low sodium

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