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Grandma Leone's Fruit Cake

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"Don't get this cake confused with the traditional fruit cake. It is so much more. This recipe has been handed down for 3 generations and I now want to share it with all of you. Don't get nervous with all the ingredients. Everything gets hand-mixed in 1 great big bowl."

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Original recipe makes 20 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 40 mins
  • READY IN

    2 hrs 10 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two 8x8-inch baking pans.
  2. Bring water and raisins to a boil in a saucepan; cook until raisins are plump, about 2 minutes. Drain and cool raisins; reserve raisin water.
  3. Mix 3 cups flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl. Place pecans and 2 tablespoons flour in a resealable plastic bag; close and shake bag until pecans are coated. Pour pecans into a colander and shake off excess flour.
  4. Whisk sugar, oil, eggs, and cooled raisin water together in a bowl; fold in candied fruit. Stir flour mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, into sugar mixture until fully incorporated; fold in raisins and pecans. Fill the prepared pans a little over half full.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes. Lower temperature to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C); bake until a knife inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, about 1 more hour.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • You can also use one large Bundt® pan. I usually buy disposable aluminum pans of varying sizes and give as gifts. I have at times used 10 to 15 mini tins, serves 2!
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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 621 kcal
  • 31%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 77.7 g
  • 25%
  • Cholesterol
  • 42 mg
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 34.5 g
  • 53%
  • Fiber
  • 4.5 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 5.8 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 465 mg
  • 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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