Fruitcake Loaf Cake
1 cup glace cherries, quartered (quarter them first and then measure)
3/4 cup raisins, any kind
3/4 cup mixed glace fruit
1 2/3 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
1 cup cream cheese
1/3 cup butter
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 tsp pure almond extract (optional)
Cut the cherries into quarters and mix together with the raisins and mixed fruit. Measure the cherries after they are quartered.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9x5 inch standard loaf pan and line with parchment paper.
Measure the flour, then remove 2 tbsp to dust the fruit with later. Sift the remaining flour with the baking powder and salt. Set aside.
Cream together butter, sugar and cream cheese, until smooth and fluffy, Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla extract.
Fold in the dry ingredients until almost fully incorporated. A few streaks of flour in the batter should remain at this point. Toss the fruit mixture with the reserved 2 tbsp flour.