Festive Fruitcake I

Festive Fruitcake I

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Carol
Recipe by  Carol

“This is a large recipe that is rich and dark. Make a few weeks ahead of time. Apple juice can be substituted for orange juice. Originally submitted to CakeRecipe.com.”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 4 large loaf cakes

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C). Grease four 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pans, and then line with brown paper or foil. Grease again.
  2. In a large container stir raisins, currants, candied fruit mix, candied cherries, maraschino cherries, dates, and 1 cup flour together until all the fruit is well coated with flour.
  3. Measure 2 1/4 cup flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cocoa, cinnamon, and nutmeg into a medium bowl. Stir to mix.
  4. In a very large bowl, cream the butter or margarine with the sugar. Beat in egg yolks three at a time. Stir in pineapple with juice and vanilla. Add flour mixture in 3 parts alternately with fruit juice in 2 parts to the creamed mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir in walnuts.
  5. In another bowl, beat egg whites until stiff. Fold egg whites into batter, and stir in fruit gently. Divide batter among pans. Smooth.
  6. Bake for about 3 hours until an inserted wooden pick comes out clean.

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Reviews (3)

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onslow
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onslow

It has been a week sence I made these cakes. These cakes do get better with age. They are a little on the dry side.I have them soaking in grape juice. Unable to get currents so I used 3 extra cups of dates instead and I am not sorry I did the extra dates worked out very well. Added 1/4 tsp cloves, 1/4 tsp ginger,1/4 tsp nutmag and cut back to 1/4 tsp mace. A lot of work!!! But it was worth it.

Paige
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Paige

Very good. Long to make but well worth it. I added extra cherries. Delicious

rosie's foods
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rosie's foods

make this 4 batches of this recipe every year for Christmas presents for friends and family, and it is well received. Instead of orange juice, I substitute double amount of Cointreau.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (48 total)

  • Calories
  • 467 cal
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 15.6 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs
  • 82.4 g
  • 27%
  • Protein
  • 5.8 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 72 mg
  • 24%
  • Sodium
  • 174 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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