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Easy Light Fruitcake

Easy Light Fruitcake

Carol

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. Originally submitted to CakeRecipe.com.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 385 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 13.5 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 63.9g
  • 21%
  • Protein:
  • 5.1 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 62 mg
  • 21%
  • Sodium:
  • 156 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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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funtocook
32

funtocook

12/10/2003

Ick! This fruitcake (even though it was covered while baking) was dry, crumbly, dense and hard as a brick!!! A small church near where I grew up used to make and sell a (very moist) light fruitcake as a fundraiser. If anyone knows of a recipe like that please post!

Tamara
8

Tamara

7/8/2008

I did not care for this recipe. I'm obviously not trying this one again!!!

Cyndi
5

Cyndi

1/11/2010

The other reviews were pretty right on, this recipe is kind of dry and crumbly but...it makes really good toast and I even cut it into slices and then baked it and made a kind of biscotti and it was delicious. And the over all flavor of this fruit cake is really good, so dont give up on it just work on it a bit.

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