"This is my 90-year-old grandmother's recipe. Very simple."


servings 719 cals
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Original recipe yields 14 servings



  • Calories:
  • 719 kcal
  • 36%
  • Fat:
  • 30.5 g
  • 47%
  • Carbs:
  • 80.6g
  • 26%
  • Protein:
  • 7.9 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 105 mg
  • 35%
  • Sodium:
  • 430 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 225 degrees F (110 degrees C). Grease and flour a tube pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine sugar, flour, soda, cinnamon, cloves, allspice and nutmeg. Add eggs, lemon rind, vanilla, and 1/2 cup brandy. Mix thoroughly. Stir in fruit, nuts, and melted butter. Pour into prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven, or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  4. Wrap cooled cake in foil. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons brandy over the cake everyday for 2 weeks.
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  1. 18 Ratings


I love this fruitcake! Very filling, very spicy. I don't think it will last long enough to age. I didn't put in the lemon rind though. I am so thrilled to have this recipe. I've made this cak...

Lovely spicy, moist fruitcake; I only withheld one star because the baking time, or perhaps the oven setting, is wrong. I allowed plenty of time, because it didn't look right to me, and sure en...

This recipe is simply great! My mother-in-law who is 100 yrs. old had a recipe for a dark fruit cake that had molasses in the ingredients, but lost it two years ago. This recipe is even more moi...

Don't listen to the other poor review, quite simply this is the BEST fruitcake recipe EVER!Ofcourse the cloves are strong,the cake must age to it's rich spicy perfection!I have made it a few yea...

I was very unhappy with this recipe. First of all, this recipe calls for way too much clove. It should be called "Clovecake". Second of all, I baked this cake for 1 hour and 10 minutes and th...

I actually tried another recipe for fruitcake this year, by some famous chef's mum but it doesn't taste as good as this one. If you're complaining about 2 hours, the other recipe called for 5 ho...

I'm sorry it's way to spicy. We cut the cloves & allspice totally and recommend cutting the cinnimon & nutmeg by half.

I baked this Fruitcake last year and it was quite a hit. I felt a little less of the spices may help. I decreased the amount of cloves and nutmeg to 1 tablespoon each. I also added 2 tablespoon...

I am well known for my bake goods and I have to say I have never been this disappointed in a recipe. I wasted a lot of ingredients. I will not make it again. The recipe is misleading in the...