Recipe by Carol
"This is a very good cake for Christmas. Do not double this recipe. You don't need to age this cake."
Hmm. None of these ingredients are on sale today.
Show ingredients on sale
Sort stores by
Save money at local stores when ingredients are on sale!
Watch video tips and tricks
red candied cherries
candied mixed fruit peel
1 (15 ounce) can
crushed pineapple with juice
The pineapple is a completely new twist on the classic (heavy and in my opinion bland) fruitcake. This pineapple cake has a lighter flavor and is slightly less filing as well. The only part of the recipe I did not understand was the warning not to double the recipe. If done correctly, the cake does fine doubled, trippled, or even quadrupled! :) If you plan on baking for a crowd, don't turn down this recipe because of the false information. This cake tastes great no matter what!
This is a very tasty fruitcake (yes, it is possible to have one of those!).
Feel free to change the fruits to anything your heart desires, just keeping to the amounts listed. I would make this again, but exchange the candied cherries and mixed fruit peel for dried cranberries and currants (for example).
I have been making this cake as a Christmas cake for about 5 years. It is moist and tasty and I ice it as a traditional festive cake. Like other reviewers, I adapt the recipe altering the fruit to a smaller quantity, adding some flaked almonds and pouring a little brandy over the cooked cake. I've had trouble getting some crushed pineapple this year but made my own out of blending pineapple rings lightly.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Crushed Pineapple Fruitcake
Serving Size: 1/14 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 14
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 99
Magnificent main dishes for your holiday table are here, from roast beef to a Christmas goose.
Dozens and dozens of appetizers perfect for the winter season.
Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $5!
See how to make a 5-star pineapple upside-down cake.
In a topsy-turvy world, this may be the perfect dessert.
This impressive pineapple angel food cake is impossibly easy.