Mom's Brazil Nut Fruitcake

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"There's just enough cake to hold the nuts and fruit together, and no nasty citron. This is one terrific cake."
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servings 468 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 468 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 25.3 g
  • 39%
  • Carbs:
  • 56.9g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 8.5 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 46 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium:
  • 138 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease one 9x5 inch loaf pan.
  2. Sift the flour, white sugar, baking powder, and salt together. Mix in the nuts, dates, and cherries.
  3. Beat the eggs until foamy, add the vanilla and the flour mixture. Stir until just combined and pour into the prepared pan.
  4. Bake at 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) for 1 hour and 45 minutes. Store in the refrigerator, wrapped in foil.


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Very nice cake, would never have thought to use brazil nuts whole, didnt last long enough to keep in fridge!

I have been looking for this recipe for a while. It is wonderful!!! Very nice presentation when sliced as the cherries are bright, and this is VERY good. Trust me!

This recipe -modified- has been a family favorite for over 20 years. I use 1 cup each of Brazil nuts, walnuts, and pecans or any combination thereof depending on the recipients preferences (one...

Perfect! I used whole brazil nuts, pecans, and chopped almonds. I doubled the recipe to make 2 loaves. I followed the recipe exactly. It was a long 1 hour and 45 minutes waiting for it to bake...

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