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Best Fruit Cake Recipe

Updated on December 19, 2011


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If you are a lover of fruitcake that is more fruit and nuts than cake, you will surely enjoy the centerpiece of my dessert table. The recipe was handed down from my Aunt Jet, who, though she was a good cook, only made one dish that outranked my mother, fruitcake. “Try it: you’ll like it!”

Necessary Instruments

1 Very large mixing bowl

1 Regular size mixing bowl

1 Small mixing bowl

1 sifter

1 tube cake pan

Mixing spoon


Cheese cloth


1 lb pecan halves

½ lb walnut halves

¾ lb whole candied cherries (red & green)

½ lb Diced candied pineapple

1½ Cup light raisins

3 Cups plain sifted flour

1 Cup butter or margarine

1 ½ Cup sugar

3 eggs

1oz. Bottle lemon extract

¾ teaspoon Baking powder

Light corn syrup if not using wine

Mixing Instructions

Pour cherries in large bowl. Add nuts, pineapple, and raisins. Toss with one cup sifted flour. Set aside.

Cream together 1cup butter and sugar till light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time. Mix after each egg. Stir in lemon extract.

Sift together the 2 cups flour and baking powder. Add, in thirds, to cream mixture. Mix well. Add batter to fruit, mixing well to cover all fruit and nuts.

Transfer batter to a well-greased 10inch tube pan. Cover tightly with foil. Place a pan of hot water on the bottom oven rack. Bake cake at 300 degrees for 2 ½ hours. Remove foil and bake 3-5 minutes. Spread on syrup. Wrap in cheesecloth.


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    • pankaj19 profile image

      Pankaj Dobariya 5 years ago from Rajkot

      it's very nice cake...

    • JDove-Miller profile image

      JDove-Miller 6 years ago from YOUNGSVILLE

      Dee, let me know if you make this fruitcake... and whether you like it. I believe you will.

    • Dee aka Nonna profile image

      Dee aka Nonna 6 years ago

      I do like fruitcake, even the one from the store that everyone else hate. My mother made the best fruit, I never have. This will probably be my first one. Thanks for sharing.

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      I love fruitcake too. So rich and I like the fact you have Pecan nuts in the recipe.

      Thanks. Have a Beautiful Xmas.

      Best Wishes

      Elena x

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      Donna Campbell Smith 6 years ago from Central North Carolina

      Sounds delicious!

    • moonlake profile image

      moonlake 6 years ago from America

      This sounds really good. Not sure if my family would eat it. I would.

      Good hub.

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      anglnwu 6 years ago

      I love fruitcake and would be giving this recipe a try. Thanks for sharing.