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Fruit Cake with Tropical Icing Recipe

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Fruit Cake with Tropical Icing

Fruit Cake:
1/2 cup butter
1-1/2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
1 cup mashed banana
1 grated coconut
1-1/2 cups wheat flour
3/4 cup white flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup yogurt or buttermilk

Tropical Icing:
3 ounces cream cheese
4 teaspoons milk
1 pound confectioners sugar
2 Tablespoons of Cointreau
1 teaspoon lime juice
Grated lime peal (zest)

Fruit Cake: Cream butter and sugar in large bowl. Beat in eggs. Add fruit. Combine dry ingredients and add to first mixture alternately with milk and vanilla. Stir until smooth after each addition. Bake in two greased and floured nine-inch round pans at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes. Cool for five minutes before removing from pan. When completely cold, frost with Tropical Icing.

Tropical Icing: Combine cheese and milk. Gradually add sugar and other ingredients until the correct consistency is obtained and drizzle over fruit cake.



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