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


servings 639 cals
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Original recipe yields 16 servings



  • Calories:
  • 639 kcal
  • 32%
  • Fat:
  • 27 g
  • 42%
  • Carbs:
  • 71.9g
  • 23%
  • Protein:
  • 7.5 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 92 mg
  • 31%
  • Sodium:
  • 378 mg
  • 15%

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, 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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  1. 73 Ratings


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...

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 ag...

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 lea...

This is a delicious cake but I found I had to cook it much longer than an hour. Did anyone else have a problem with timing?

Great fruitcake. I soaked my dried fruit mix in rum and I used rum instead of brandy. I also cooked the cake for 3 hours. I made it twice. The second time I added one cup applesauce because ...

Excellent! I soaked my fruits and nuts in brandy for a week in advance and aged the cakes longer (more brandy applied less frequently). Like everyone else, mine took about 3 hours to bake, and...

I love this recipe. I did change a few things, I added choc. chips and dried cherries instead of raisins. And I used rum. I also put the cake in small loaf pans instead of a bundt pan. I thi...

This is an awesomely good recipe. I have never been fond of the candied fruit cake my mother makes. I used the brandy to soak into the dried fruit (simply because I can't stand to not change a...

This is a great recipe! It's like no other fruitcake that I've ever tasted. Everyone should try this! It's wonderful!