Easy Light Fruitcake

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"This is a light fruit cake that is excellent for a wedding cake. This cake can be cooked in other size pans, just fill the pans 3/4 full. Originally submitted to CakeRecipe.com."
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servings 385 cals
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Original recipe yields 36 servings



  • Calories:
  • 385 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 13.5 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 63.9g
  • 21%
  • Protein:
  • 5.1 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 58 mg
  • 19%
  • Sodium:
  • 156 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 275 degrees F (135 degrees C). Line the bottom and sides of two greased 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pans, and 1 round 4 1/2 inch x 3 inch deep pan with brown paper. Grease the paper.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together cherries, pineapple, raisins, mixed peel, 1 cup pecans, and 1 cup flour. Mix until fruit is coated with flour.
  3. In another large bowl, cream the butter or margarine and sugar together. Beat in eggs 1 at a time. Mix in orange juice and vanilla. Combine 5 cups flour, baking powder, and salt; stir into the creamed mixture. Stir in floured fruit and nuts. Mix. Spoon batter into prepared pans. Fill each pan 3/4 full. Arrange split almonds over tops.
  4. Bake for about 3 hours, until toothpick comes out clean. Cover with foil if top gets too dark while baking.


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Ick! This fruitcake (even though it was covered while baking) was dry, crumbly, dense and hard as a brick!!! A small church near where I grew up used to make and sell a (very moist) light frui...

I did not care for this recipe. I'm obviously not trying this one again!!!

The other reviews were pretty right on, this recipe is kind of dry and crumbly but...it makes really good toast and I even cut it into slices and then baked it and made a kind of biscotti and it...

this cake is best cooked at 120 for 3 hours if made in a 14 inch cake tin then left for 6 weeks until mature then it will cut and moisten I made my wedding cake with this cake and everyone enjoy...

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