Festive Fruitcake I2 Reviews
“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.” - by Carol
Original recipe yields 4 large loaf cakes
- 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.
- 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.
- Measure 2 1/4 cup flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cocoa, cinnamon, and nutmeg into a medium bowl. Stir to mix.
- 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.
- In another bowl, beat egg whites until stiff. Fold egg whites into batter, and stir in fruit gently. Divide batter among pans. Smooth.
- Bake for about 3 hours until an inserted wooden pick comes out clean.
Amount Per Serving (48 total)
- 467 cal
- 15.6 g
- 82.4 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (2)Rate This Recipe
"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 ..." See moredates 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. "
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