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Grandmother Scovee’s White Fruitcake

  • Makes one tube cake.


  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup butter, melted
  • 6 egg whites
  • 1 lb. English walnuts, chopped
  • 2 small containers candied pineapple
  • 2 small containers candied cherries
  • 1 cup white raisins, or more if desired


In medium bowl, make batter with first six ingredients. Stir in nuts and fruit into the batter mixture, mixing thoroughly. Pour into a greased tube pan. Bake 1 hour and 40 minutes at 250°, and then bake 1 more hour at 300°. Watch during the last baking time as it may not require the full hour. Cake is done when toothpick inserted comes out dry and not sticky.

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