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Mom's Best Fruitcake Recipe
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Mom's Best Fruitcake

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Original recipe makes 2 loaves Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 30 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr 45 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Line 2 small loaf pans with parchment or wax paper.
  2. In a large bowl combine Brazil nuts, dates, cherries and pineapple. Over the fruit and nuts sift the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Mix well.
  3. In a small bowl combine eggs and vanilla; beat until foamy. Pour over fruit mixture and mix well. Spoon batter into prepared pans.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 1 1/2 hours, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.
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Jun 17, 2003

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!

 
Jan 29, 2003

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.

 
Dec 23, 2002

make one of these without alcohol for the kids. My grandchildren like this as well as fruit cookies.

 
Mar 08, 2008

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.

 
Dec 03, 2007

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.

 
Dec 21, 2004

I really enjoyed this recipe, but next time I will use a little less nuts and a citrus mix.

 
Dec 14, 2008

this fruitcake is so good! we can't stop eating it.

 
Jan 16, 2013

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!!!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 594 kcal
  • 30%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 85.1 g
  • 27%
  • Cholesterol
  • 53 mg
  • 18%
  • Fat
  • 27.2 g
  • 42%
  • Fiber
  • 6 g
  • 24%
  • Protein
  • 8.9 g
  • 18%
  • Sodium
  • 165 mg
  • 7%

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

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