easy-light-fruitcake

Easy Light Fruitcake

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Carol
Recipe by  Carol

“This is a light fruit cake that is excellent for a wedding cake. This cake can be cooked in other size pans, just fill the pans 3/4 full.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 2 - 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pans and 1- 4 1/2 x 3 pan

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C). Line the bottom and sides of two greased 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pans, and 1 round 4 1/2 inch x 3 inch deep pan with brown paper. Grease the paper.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together cherries, pineapple, raisins, mixed peel, 1 cup pecans, and 1 cup flour. Mix until fruit is coated with flour.
  3. In another large bowl, cream the butter or margarine and sugar together. Beat in eggs 1 at a time. Mix in orange juice and vanilla. Combine 5 cups flour, baking powder, and salt; stir into the creamed mixture. Stir in floured fruit and nuts. Mix. Spoon batter into prepared pans. Fill each pan 3/4 full. Arrange split almonds over tops.
  4. Bake for about 3 hours, until toothpick comes out clean. Cover with foil if top gets too dark while baking.

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Reviews (2)

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Ruth
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Ruth

Thank you!

Thousewife
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Thousewife

There were a lot of complaints on this recipe(on the other listing as it appears twice). This recipe works great with a few modifications. 1. You can use any type of dried fruit to equal 6 cups total that you like, ie light/dark raisins, chopped dried apricots, dried cherries, cranberries, currants etc 2. Add 1 extra cup butter. Use a mix of sugars ie white, brown and splenda to equal 2 cups. 3. Add some cinnamon/nutmeg to enhance flavor 4. Finally and this is the key set the timer in 1 hour increments so it does not over bake as baking time of 3 hours will probably overbake and dry it out. 5. For those who like this you can add a couple of tablespoons rum every few days til Christmas and this also makes it moist and tasty.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (24 total)

  • Calories
  • 618 cal
  • 31%
  • Fat
  • 20.8 g
  • 32%
  • Carbs
  • 104.8 g
  • 34%
  • Protein
  • 7.8 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 94 mg
  • 31%
  • Sodium
  • 241 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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