almond cake, cake, fruit cake, spicy cake, white cake


INGREDIENTS:
1 cup chopped candied pineapple
1/2 cup chopped citron
3/4 cup finely chopped or shredded almonds
1 1/2 cups coconut
2 1/4 cups cake flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
6 egg whites
PREPARATION:
Prepare fruits and almonds. Measure the sifted flour and reserve a few tablespoons to dredge fruit. Sift remaining flour into a bowl with baking powder and salt. In mixing bowl cream butter with sugar until light and fluffy.Stir in sifted dry ingredients, alternating with the milk. Beat well and add the dredged candied fruit, shredded or chopped almonds, and the coconut.
Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold into batter.
Line a greased loaf pan with waxed paper or parchment paper and grease the paper. Spoon batter into the prepared pan. Bake at 300° for about 90 minutes, or until a wooden pick or cake tester inserted around center of cake comes out clean.