Easy Christmas Cherry Cake
1 cup butter,softened
2 cups sugar
1 tsp almond extract
4 cups unsifted all-purpose flour
1 pkgs(15oz.) light raisins
1 jar(8oz.) candied cherries
1 jar(8oz.) chopped citron
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Grease 10-inch tube pan. Line bottom and side with brown paper; grease paper.
In large bowl, with mixer at medium, beat butter with sugar and almond extract until light and fluffy.
Add eggs,one at a time,beating well after each addition.
At low speed, gradually beat flour in flour. Add raisins,cherries,and citron. With spoon,mix until well combined.
Turn into prepared pan. Bake about 2 hours and 25 minutes, or until cake tester inserted near center comes out clean.
Let cool in pan on wire rack, 30 minutes. Turn out of pan; let cool completely on rack. Makes 5-pound cake.