I won't deny it, fruit cakes are one of my favorite holiday treats. I have never been able to understand why so many people hate fruit cake. Maybe it's because they have not tried my grandmother's rendition of Vintage Fruit Crown Cake. My grandmother is a great cook and you should try this cake.
3 1/2 to 4 cups All purpose flour
2 package Red Star instant blend dry yeast
1/3 cup Sugar
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 cup Milk
1/2 cup Water
1/3 cup Shortening
Fruit Crown Filling1/4 cup Fruit starter sauce syrup
1/3 cup Brown Sugar
1/3 cup Sugar
3 Tablespoons Butter
1 cup Drained fermented fruit
1/4 cup Walnuts, chopped
Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~ 40 -
Pan Type ~ Bundt cake pan
In large mixer bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups flour, yeast, 1/3 cup sugar and salt, mix well. In saucepan, heat the milk, water and shortening until warm (120-130 degrees F, shortening does not need to melt.) Add to the flour mixture. Add the egg. Blend at low speed just until moistened, beat 3 minutes at medium speed. By hand, gradually stir in enough remaining flour to make a firm dough. Knead on floured surface until smooth and elastic, 3 to 5 minutes. Place into greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover, let rise in a warm place until light and doubled in size, about 1 hour.
Punch down dough. Divide into pieces the size of walnuts;
shape each piece into a smooth ball. Place balls in layers
in pan; pouring warm sauce over layers and top. Cover, let
rise in warm place until double in size, about 30 minutes. Bake at
350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes until dark golden brown.
Cool Vintage Crown Cake for 10 minutes in pan, invert onto serving plate.
Serve Vintage Fruit Crown Cake warm.
Did you say you're on a diet?
No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?
Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
But first put on your jogging outfit.
Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.
Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.
And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!