Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Catholic Recipe: Christening Cake

    INGREDIENTS

  • 2-1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup soft shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juices
  • 1 cup canned slivered almonds
  • 1 cup seedless golden raisins, chopped
  • 1/2 cup diced candied orange peel
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped candied cherries
  • Details

  • Serves: 10
  • Yield: 1 loaf cake
  • Prep Time: 2 1/2 hours
  • Difficulty: • •
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 11+
  • Origin:

This is a fruited pound cake, a simple loaf cake to serve for a Christening Breakfast.

DIRECTIONS

Mix and sift 2 cups flour, baking powder, and salt. Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition, until mixture is light and fluffy. Stir in flour mixture and lemon juice. Combine almonds and fruits with remaining 1/2 cup flour; mix until well coated; fold in. Spoon into greased and floured loaf pan, 8 x 5 x 4 inches. Bake at 300° about 1-1/4 hours or until cake tests done. Cool in pan on rack 15 minutes. Turn out on cake rack. Frost and decorate as desired. Makes 10 large servings or about 20 gift box pieces.

Recipe Source: Cook's Blessings, The by Demetria Taylor, Random House, New York, 1965
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Holding bishops accountable: the next steps 13 hours ago
The real story behind the French ambassador's nomination to the Holy See 16 hours ago
A joyful noise unto the Lord: Goal met! May 26
De Lubac’s notes on the Second Vatican Council, section 3 May 26
Urgent! We need extra financial support between now and May 24th. May 22

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days