Posted by AnonymousA three layer spice cake with a pineapple coconut citrus filling. Very rich and moist
Japanese Fruit Cake III
- 1 cup butter 2 cups white sugar 4 eggs 1 cup buttermilk 1 cup chopped raisins 1 cup chopped walnuts 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground allspice 1 teaspoon ground cloves 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple with juice 2 cups flaked coconut 2 1/2 cups white sugar 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest 2 lemons, juiced 1 1/2 cups water
1 Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease and flour 3 - 9 inch pans. Sift together the 3 cups flour, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg; set aside.
2 In a large bowl, cream together 1 cup butter and 2 cups sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition. Add the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk; beat well. Fold in raisins and chopped nuts.
3 Pour batter into three 9 inch pans. Bake in the preheated oven for 55 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.
4 In a large saucepan, combine water, pineapple, coconut, 2 1/2 cups sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, lemon zest and lemon juice. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring constantly, until thickened. Let cool and spread between each layer and on top of cake.