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Fruitcake

Fruitcake

Roxy

Roxy

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

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 639 kcal
  • 32%
  • Fat:
  • 27 g
  • 42%
  • Carbs:
  • 71.9g
  • 23%
  • Protein:
  • 7.5 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 99 mg
  • 33%
  • Sodium:
  • 378 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  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, spices, eggs, lemon rind, vanilla, 1/2 cup brandy, fruit, nuts, and melted butter or margarine. Mix thoroughly. Pour into prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 1 hour, 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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Reviews

Amanda Johnson
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Amanda Johnson

12/23/2005

This is THE perfect fruitcake recipie. The only changes i made were to double the amount of brandy and used it to soak the fruits for 24 hours before making the cake. Good cake texture and not too much fruit. The cake mixture, using four eggs, filled an eight inch round tin and took THREE AND A HALF HOURS to bake at the stated temperature. Thanks for sharing.

BEV
114

BEV

12/19/2003

I thought this was the best fruitcake I've eaten. I was specifically looking for a recipe that called for real dried fruit, no candied stuff. My daughter-in-law and I made 3 of them a month ago. We waited a month to eat any. It is so moist and very spicey. I brushed on a little brandy every other day for about the first 10 days after baking, then just left it wrapped. Even family members who questioned why we would make a fruitcake liked this one. Wonderful!

EUNICEGOH
56

EUNICEGOH

11/15/2003

It is delicious. I gave them away as Christmas presents and received great compliments. I'll be baking it again for Chinese New Year. This time, I'll start earlier so that it will have at least 1 month of resting time and maybe more brandy.

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