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This cake is not like the dense and heavy fruit cakes served during the holidays. Summertime fruit cake uses our favorite fresh summer fruits- peaches, plums and apricots and flavors them with True Cinnamon and Allspice. The batter is moist and delicious, & sweetened with bits of Crystallized Ginger. An amazing cake that's great served warm (with or without the glaze) and even better the next day! It's a true summertime treat.

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Ingredients- For The Cake:

2 cups (all purpose) flour

1 cup sugar

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp True Cinnamon

1/2 tsp Allspice Powder

3 Tblspns Crystallized Ginger

3 eggs

3/4 cup buttermilk

1/2 cup vegetable oil

2 tsp vanilla extract

2 cups fresh fruit (peaches, plums, apricots), peeled, chopped and drained

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1 cup dried cherries, chopped

Ingredients and Directions- For The Glaze:

1/3 cup (white) sugar

1/4 cup buttermilk

1/4 cup butter

1 Tblspn light corn syrup

1/8 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Combine all glaze ingredients except the vanilla, in a saucepan. Bring to boil over medium heat and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.

Cake Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray and line (with parchment paper) a cake pan. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt, True Cinnamon, and Allspice. In a separate bowl beat the eggs and then mix in the sugar, buttermilk, oil, and vanilla. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and mix to combine. Fold in the fruit, walnuts, Crystallized Ginger, and cherries. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes or until a knife inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean. Poke small holes on the surface of the baked hot cake & pour the glaze over the cake top.

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