Never Fail Fruit Cake Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Never Fail Fruit Cake Recipe
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Never Fail Fruit Cake

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"'Tis the season for fruitcake! This one is more candy than cake and oh so delicious. Keep it in the refrigerator indefinitely. Really."

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Original recipe makes 30 servings Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Lightly grease a 10 inch tube pan. Line bottom of pan with greased parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Chop fruit and nuts in a large mixing bowl. Add coconut and mix well with hands. Stir in flour, then sweetened condensed milk. Blend well.
  3. Pack firmly in prepared tube pan. Bake for 1 1/2 hours. Remove from oven. Run knife around edge of cake and remove rim of pan. When barely warm, remove tube bottom and paper from cake.
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  • PREP 20 mins
  • COOK 1 hr 30 mins
  • READY IN 1 hr 50 mins
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 27, 2003

My mom died 9 years ago, and I didn't write down her Fruit Cake Recipe... Cathy Thank you, this was the one. It is the only Fruit Cake I eat and it is so easy that my 10 year old loves to make it. I just couldn't remember the amounts. Thank you for submitting it. Robin Perez

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 24, 2008

This fruitcake is easy to make, but we probably will not give this one a go again. Coconut content very high, seems to attempt to replace some of the flour in this recipe, not necessarily for the better.

 
Dec 18, 2003

Was VERY rich. Not sure if I will make this again but I sliced it very thin (had to use a wet hot knife to get through it neatly) and spread it out among the gift goodie plates we give for Christmas. When I served some at a Christmas party it was eaten with the candy/Christmas goodies and seemed to be enjoyed - I got several positive comments. The flavor was very sweet - almost a candy cake rather than a fruit cake. Make sure you LOVE coconut before making this as it is a main contributor to the taste and texture.

 
Dec 13, 2002

THANKS A MILLION FOR THIS RECIPE...I JUST MADE IT YESTERDAY AND IT'S THE BEST..EASY TO MAKE,TASTE GREAT..IF YOU READ THIS, PLEASE TRY THIS ONE....I WILL ALWAYS MAKE THIS FOR THE HOLIDAYS... THANKS AGAIN, SANDY

 
Dec 23, 2003

This is the BEST, try making it in Cupcake pans, its just perfect... Robin Perez gave me that suggestion and it turns out perfect each time... and to think her mom, Maudeen started it over 65 years ago, it is still the best fruit cake ever Thank You Cathy for printing it.

 
Dec 07, 2004

This is fantastic! It is very rich, so I tried to cut mine in as small of pieces as I could. I actually used a teflon coated roast pan and it worked out great. I highly recommend this recipe. I believe that people who don't like regular fruit cake will like this because it has the candied fruit in it, not the bitter tasting citron. This is a keeper for sure. Thanks for the great recipe.

 
Dec 20, 2007

Wow! How easy is this!! I only had 1/2 the coconut, but it was more than enough. I made a 1/2 recipe and it made 22 cupcakes. Baked till brown on top, about 40 minutes and they are delicious! Great recipe!!

 
Sep 03, 2003

Super easy, turned even the fruit cake doubter into a believer. And makes the cook look GREAT!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 451 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 64.3 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 21.7 g
  • 33%
  • Fiber
  • 5.7 g
  • 23%
  • Protein
  • 4.8 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 139 mg
  • 6%

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

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