Festive Fruitcake II Recipe Reviews - Allrecipes.com (Pg. 1)
Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2009
I give this recipe 4 stars only because it gave me ideas. I could not follow it as written, because I couldn't find the date bread mix - the stores were sold out due to the holiday. What I ended up using was JIFFY Bran-Date Muffin Mix. I followed the recipe for the Bran-n-date bread on the back of the box. Using 3 boxes of mix, 6 eggs, 6 Tbs. brown sugar, 1 cup milk. I added 1 cup of chopped candied cherries, 1 cup chopped dried pinepapple, 1/2 cup chopped dired appricots, 1 cup raisins and 1 cup chopped walnuts. I only dredged the raisins in flour -- but next time I would do all of them (the fruit sinks). I divided the dough into 3 small alluminum loaf pans and baked them for 50-55 minutes at 350. They turned out great. I would like to thry them the original way - but if I can't find the date bread I would make them again this way. It's a much lighter fruitcake than the traditional one. Much better too.....
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
4 users found this review helpful

Reviewer:

Photo by Carol

My Profile | Cooks I Like
Reviews | Photos | Recipes | Menus | Blog

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2005
wow! i still can't get over the fact how a box of date quick bread was the base for such a tasty fruitcake! my candied fruit selection consisted of 8 oz. each: cherries, pineapple & a mixed variety. the fruitcake baked up perfectly in a 10" tube pan & was done in 85 minutes. thanks diane, i made your yummy recipe 5 days ago & we're still nibbling away.....
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
14 users found this review helpful

Reviewer:

Photo by LESLIE30

Cooking Level: Intermediate

Living In: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

My Profile | Cooks I Like
Reviews | Photos | Recipes | Menus | Blog

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2004
To me, this is a ringer for Claxton's brand! For the fruit I used 8 oz pineapple, 8 oz cherries and 8 oz classic mixed candied fruit. I also added walnuts. I split it between 4 prepared loaf pans and pressed down to fill the corners. Baked for about 50 min. Delightful!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
10 users found this review helpful

Reviewer:

Cooking Level: Expert

Home Town: Maitland, Florida, USA
Living In: Orange City, Florida, USA

My Profile | Cooks I Like
Reviews | Photos | Recipes | Menus | Blog

Reviewed: Dec. 17, 2002
Quick, easy, and good! I've never made fruitcake before because of the time involved with other recipes! Next time I will dredge my raisins in flour first as they seemed to sink when it baked. I made it in 2 loaf pans lined with parchment paper, and cut the baking time to about 50 minutes- worked great!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
13 users found this review helpful

Reviewer:

My Profile | Cooks I Like
Reviews | Photos | Recipes | Menus | Blog

Reviewed: May 25, 2002
I prepared it just as instructed and it came out beautifully!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
11 users found this review helpful

Reviewer:

My Profile | Cooks I Like
Reviews | Photos | Recipes | Menus | Blog



 
ADVERTISEMENT
Go Pro!

In Season

Leftover Central
Leftover Central

The hard work's over, now celebrate the leftovers.

Best Party Recipes
Best Party Recipes

Essential eats, sips, and tips for your next gathering.

Special Holiday Offer!
Special Holiday Offer!

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $5!

Related Videos

Christmas Fruitcake

This light, delicious fruitcake features dried, not candied, fruit.

Gingerbread Cake with Lemon Glaze

See how to make an incredibly easy, entirely essential holiday classic.

Dannon Blueberry Coffee Cake

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this nutritious idea.

Recently Viewed Recipes

You haven't looked at any recipes lately. Get clicking!
Quick Links: Recipe Box | Shopping List | More »
 
Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States