Don's Favorite Fruit Cake

mary Armstrong


This is an excellent fruit/nut bread. It has more nuts and less fruit.

I have made this in 3 mini loaf pans for gifts at Christmas time.


★★★★★ 1 vote

24 slices
30 Min
1 Hr 45 Min


  • 3 c
    coarsely chopped nuts (brazils, walnuts, pecans or hazelnuts)
  • 1 lb
    coarsely chopped dates
  • 1 c
    halved maraschino cherries
  • 3/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 3/4 c
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 3
  • 1 tsp

How to Make Don's Favorite Fruit Cake


  1. Combine all dry ingredients and add to nut mixture, stir until nuts are well coated.
  2. Beat eggs until foamy. Add vanilla. Fold into nut mixture. Mix well.
  3. Pour into greased, wax-paper lined 9x5x3 bread pan. Grease the wax paper as well.

    Bake at 300 Degrees. for 1 hour and 45 minutes.

    Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to cooling rack.

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