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Fruit Cake

1/3 cup butter
1 egg
½ cup sugar
Good cup flour [1 cup + 1 Tablespoon]
Good teaspoon baking powder [1 t, rounded]
Dash salt
½ teaspoon extract [see Notes]
Enough milk to keep batter thick [1/2 cup]

Fruit Topping [see Notes]

Cream butter and sugar, then blend in egg and extract. Mix in flour, salt and baking powder. Bake in a 8 x 8 baking pan or a pie plate. Spread batter in pan and arrange fruit on top, leaving a little batter showing around the edges. Bake at 350 F until done [40 – 45 minutes]. To make in a 9 x 13 pan, double the recipe.

Notes :
Extract – you can use lemon, orange, vanilla, almond, etc. depending on what Topping – use 2 thinly sliced apples, pears or peaches, or 2 cups berries tossed with cinnamon sugar. If using strawberries, slice them and omit cinnamon. If using apples (etc.), arrange the slices in a slightly-overlapping, single layer.

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