An American Family History


from Aunt Pit's Recipe Box

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White Fruit Cake


from Mrs. Hill


1 cup sugar
1 cup shorting
5 eggs
2 cups flour
citeron, raisens, candied Pineapple, orange peel, candied cherries
1/4 blanched almonds
1/2 teaspoon B.P. [baking powder-added at bottom of recipe]

beat shorting
add sugar (together)
gradually beat eggs in one at a time
add flour
lastly fruit

Put half of almonds on top cake
bake slowly
start in very warm oven

no milk


Sometimes Aunt Pit didn't tell us the exact oven temperatures. Here's a cheat sheet.
Cool oven 250F
Slow oven 250350F
Moderate oven 350375F
Hot oven 375450F



Colonial Maryland
Colonial New England
Colonial Virginia & West Virginia
Quakers & Mennonites
New Jersey Baptists
German Lutherans
Watauga Settlement
Pennsylvania Pioneers
Midwest Pioneers
Jewish Immigrants

©Roberta Tuller 2020
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