Make A Fresh Fruit Cake in a Coffee Can

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Make A Fresh Fruit Cake in a Coffee Can

These coffee can fresh fruit cakes are a standard during the holiday season at our house. I make them every year for us to enjoy and to give as gifts to friends, neighbors and family. One year, I made these and sold them at a craft fair and earned enough money to pay for most of my Christmas gifts. They are delicious, not like anything you can purchase ready made in a retail store. They make much appreciated and welcomed gifts. You can dress the outer can up with all sorts of holiday specific decorations, using such things as wrapping paper, ribbons, bows, floral picks of berries and fruit. The possibilities are endless. One year, I decorated the cans with reproduction vintage fabric bows, old buttons and cinnamon sticks. My friends just loved them. Not only are these cute and festive looking but the cake inside is scrumptious and made with wonderful wholesome ingredients. Whether you make these to give as gifts , to sell or just to feast on yourself, they're a fun and delicious project that's sure to be a hit whether you're on the giving or receiving end.


Things You'll Need:

4 cups flour

1 tsp. baking powder

3 cups sugar

2 tsp. baking soda

2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1 tsp. ground cloves

1 tsp. salt

2 cups applesauce

4 eggs

2 sticks butter

1 cup chopped pecans

1/2 cup maraschino cherries, (cut cherries in half)-save half the liquid to add to batter.

1 cup raisins

1 small can pineapple-drained and chopped

1/4 cup milk

6 used clean metal coffee cans, 1 lb size

(optional)decorations, wrapping paper, bows cards, floral picks etc.

Directions

Step 1- Prepare, clean and dry metal coffee cans by coating liberally with Pam or your favorite cooking spray.

Step 2- Melt butter. In a large mixing bowl combine melted butter, sugar, applesauce, eggs, cherry juice and milk. Mix well.

Step 3- In separate mixing bowl mix the flour, salt, baking soda and powder, cinnamon, cloves . Mix and then add to sugar mixture.

Step 4- Add the nuts, mix.

Step 5- Fold in pineapple and cherries.

Step 6- Fill coffee cans 1/2 full and place on cookie sheet in oven.

Step 7- Bake at 300 for 45-50 minutes.

Step 8-Remove from oven and let cool completely. Place the lids back on the cans. They're now ready to serve or give as gifts.

(NOTE) Decorate the can with ribbon, cinnamon sticks etc or simply place a bow on the lid.


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Ingenira 3 years ago

Fruit cake in coffee can?! Wow, I called that original and creative!


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Becky Puetz 3 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Habee, I just use regular flour. Thanks for the vote and comment.


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habee 3 years ago from Georgia

Okay, I'm definitely trying this! Do you use regular flour or cake flour? Voted up! yum!


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AliciaC 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

I love the idea of cooking a cake in a coffee can! The fruit cake sounds easy to make and delicious too. Thanks for sharing the recipe.


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Becky Puetz 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

SanneL, I love fruit cake too, but can't stand the store bought ones so I start making these in late September to give as gifts and to enjoy myself. :) Thanks for reading my Hub and for commenting.


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Becky Puetz 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Hi Peggy, I think it will work out just fine to make them in the small loaf pans. Have a great day!


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Becky Puetz 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Movie Master, It is a little different way of making these fruit cakes. I'm glad you liked the Hub, thanks for commenting and voting.


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Becky Puetz 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Kashmir, they are a fun and rewarding project. I'm glad you liked the Hub. Thanks


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Becky Puetz 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Mark, Glad you found this interesting and useful. Thanks for your kind comments.


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SanneL 5 years ago from Sweden

Becky how did you know that I'm addicted to fruit cakes? I always look for new fruit cake recipes and I definitely have to try this one out. Thanks!


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Peggy W 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

Thanks Becky,

I have the small loaf pans so may give this recipe a try. We do not purchase our coffee in those 1 pound cans so would have to have an alternate way of baking.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

This sounds seriously yummy and quite different, voting up and looking forward to making it.


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kashmir56 5 years ago from Massachusetts

Sounds easy enough and also sounds like it is very delicious !


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Becky Puetz 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Hi Peggy W, Even though I haven't used this particular recipe for loaves, I think it should be enough batter for 6 of the smaller size loaf pans. Thanks for reading my Hub.


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Peggy W 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

This sounds like a delicious recipe. Have you ever baked them in a regular bread pan? Would it make 6 loaves that way if one did not have access to the coffee cans?

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