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Does anyone have a recipe for California Fruit Cake?


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California Fruit Cake is a lemon sponge or vanilla sponge cake, with vanilla whipped cream frosting (or some type of vanilla cream) and topped with fresh fruit and fruit glaze on top of the cake. I used to get the cake from a bakery but the bakery is out of business. Anyone got a recipe? There also used to be a pie version. The pie crust was filled with some kind of vanilla white cream and topped with fresh fruit and fruit glaze.

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11 hours ago, AAQuesada said:

Never heard of it! Sounds interesting though I'll try and Google around when I get a chance 

My initial response as well as a lifelong Californian. But I did a quick google and  the image/descriptions sound like what OP described. Seems old fashioned with the canned type fruits. But nostalgia affects our tastes.Gawd when I see images of that Marie Callender fresh strawberry pie now with the day glow thick red gel! We thought it a super treat as kids.

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11 hours ago, heidih said:

Marie Callender fresh strawberry pie now with the day glow thick red gel! We thought it a super treat as kids.

 

Hah, I haven't been there in 30 years but i can still taste the Proustian Chili with cornbread and honey butter in my minds eye. 

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The one in San Pedro was "girls night out" in high school. "Fettucine Alfredo" - who knows what was in it  I remembered what the California Fruit Cake reminds me of - the first low sugar cream layer sponge with fruit flavors cakes my SE Asian friends would bring to gatherings. Enjoyable as a ight fruity, not cloying product.

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