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Spiced Pawpaw Fruit Cake

No recipe image available.Pawpaw is an indigenous fruit to the U.S., its taste is similar to banana and makes a great fruitcake.

Recipe Ingredients:

3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 1/3 cups vegetable shortening
1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
4 large eggs
2 cups pawpaw purée
1 cup raisins
1 1/2 cups chopped nuts
3 cups candied fruits

Cooking Directions:

  1. Sift flour with baking powder, salt, baking soda, and spices.
  2. Cream shortening and gradually blend in sugar, beat until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in eggs, one at a time.
  4. Add flour mixture alternately with pawpaw purée.
  5. Mix raisins, nuts, and fruit, and stir into batter.
  6. Turn into 2 greased and floured 9x5x3-inch loaf pans.
  7. Bake in a slow oven (300°F | 150°C) for about 2 hours. Keep a shallow pan of hot water underneath cake throughout baking time.
  8. Store cooled cakes in a tightly closed container.

Makes 2 (9-inch) loaf fruitcakes; total weight 5 1/2 pounds.