Recipe by Bea Gassman
"These are best made several weeks ahead of time."
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sifted all-purpose flour
This is the best fruitcake ever! It's the kind of fruitcake I grew up with, and I had been searching for this recipe for a long time. The nuts really make the cake -- very crunchy and chewy and dense. Beautiful to look at too, each slice like a stained-glass window. The first time I made this, I ate half a loaf in one sitting -- it is that irresistible!
This being my first fruitcake, I really didn't know what to expect. I didn't add as much fruit as the recipe said and it came out great. Nice mellow flavor. Let set for a week or two.
make one of these without alcohol for the kids. My grandchildren like this as well as fruit cookies.
My first fruitcake attempt and it turned out well. It was a little dry; but I may have overbaked it. As a remedy, I wrapped in cheesecloth soaked in apple juice for several days and it moistened up fine. I substituted walnuts for the Brazil nuts. My husband and mother, both fruitcake fanatics, really enjoyed it...especially since it was homemade.
Liked it very much, but changed the nuts. I don't like brazil nuts, so I put walnuts in. I also made small cakes to give as gifts to my mail carrier, trash man, paper women and Schwan man. I also printed out the recipe for them. They were all excited.
I really enjoyed this recipe, but next time I will use a little less nuts and a citrus mix.
this fruitcake is so good! we can't stop eating it.
Best fruitcake ever!!! Never made one so easy and it came out perfect 2 hours ago and it's half eaten already. I used pecans, Cherries and pineapple then I added a touch of cinnamon . It was fantastic almost exactly like the Corsicana fruitcake company and those are 23.00 each. I will make this for Christmas presents next year in little loaf pans. Even if you don't like fruitcake just try this one with your favorite fruit. It is so healthy too!!!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Mom's Best Fruitcake
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 245
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