My husband's cousin, Mabel, sent her famous fruitcake recipe to me because she knows that I love to bake. She's been making it for over 50 years! Please read the recipe through before baking as Mabel makes the 2nd bowl a day or two ahead of time before combining with the first bowl then baking. I made it all at the same time. Mine seemed a bit dry but was better after a day or two. I froze some and it tasted great after thawing.