Fruit cake is a favorite target of late night comedians. I just have to say that none of those comedians have ever eaten a good fruit cake. Yes, it does include that fruit that is candied but that is what makes it so good. Growing up in the South I knew fruit cake was going to be part of our Christmas celebration. One of my favorites was my Mother’s Japanese Fruit Cake. It was a layered cake and coconut was included in the filling for the cake.
The recipe I am sharing with you today really caught my eye and I do believe it is going into my “recipes I must make” file. Mr. D, my diabetic husband, loves fruit cake and it has always saddened me that he couldn’t have it because it contained candied fruit. As I read this recipe I see there is only a small amount of candied fruit and a small amount of brown sugar. I do believe this is a possibility for him.
Here is a Japanese fruit cake recipe that is similar if not the same as the one my Mother made.
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