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Dec 5, 2012 01:13 PM

Joy of Cooking Fruit cake recipe -- help!

I am looking for a fruitcake recipe that was in the Joy of Cooking cookbook 1975 edition. It has 12 eggs and the whites are beaten separately and added to the batter. Can you help?

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  1. I think my mom has that edition or possibly earlier....I will check

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    1. I have the 1975 edition. There is a Dark Fruit Cake #I that uses 15 eggs with the whites beaten separately. That's the only fruit cake that uses near that many eggs.

      Here's a link to it:

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      1. re: Antilope

        That's it! Thank you so very much. I have not made this cake in years and I had a request from a family member to make it. My book was lost in a move a long time ago. You are an absolute lifesaver.

        1. re: Antilope

          Antilope - Thanks for this Dark Fruitcake recipe. My mother had an old Joy of cooking, which sadly has disappeared. I love this fruitcake and associate it with Christmas from my childhood. I was very happy to find the recipe here. I notice the recipe has no qty for butter, but directions say to cream the butter. Can you clarify?

          1. re: cbrien1

            OK - I have the 1964 edition here, and it includes that recipe (page 631).

            All of the other ingredients seem the same, with the exception of the salt, which calls for 1.5 teaspoons rather than the linked recipe's 1 teaspoon. The butter in the 1964 edition is: 1 lb.