Family Favorite Fruitcake

Family Favorite Fruitcake

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Family Favorite Fruitcake

Family Favorite Fruitcake Recipe.

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Family Favorite Fruitcake

Family Favorite Fruitcake

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Course Cake
Cuisine American
Keyword Cakes, Family Favorite Fruitcake, Food recipe
Prep Time 6 mins
Cook Time 6 mins


  • 2 Cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 Cups raisins
  • 1 (8 Oz.) pkg. pitted dates, chopped
  • 1 3/4 Cups water
  • 1/3 Cup shortening
  • 1/4 Cup apricot brandy
  • 1 Lb. Mixed candied fruit, chopped
  • 1/4 Lb. candied red cherries, chopped
  • 1 Cup chopped walnuts
  • 3 Cups all purpose flour, divided
  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 2 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon ground cloves


Step 1

  • Combine first 5 ingredients in a saucepan: simmer uncovered, 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in brandy, set aside.  Combine candied fruit, cherries, walnuts, dredge in 1/4 flour, stirring to coat evenly.  

Step 2

  •  Set aside.  Combine remaining 2 3/4 cups flour, soda, salt, cinnamon and cloves, mixing well. Stir in raisin mixture and blend thoroughly. Add candied fruit mixture and stir. 

Step 3

  •  Spoon into a greased and floured, brown paper lined 10” tube pan.  Bake at 325’F. for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a wooded pick inserted comes out clean. Cool in pan. Remove cake, take off paper. Store in airtight container. Yield 1 10 inch cake.


Family Favorite Fruitcake

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