Mama's Poor Man Fruitcake

star pooley


This recipe was my grandmothers'. I normally do not like fruitcake, but this one is not as heavy.


★★★★★ 1 vote

25 Min
1 Hr


  • 1 stick
    butter or margerine
  • 2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 2
  • 4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    ground clove
  • 1 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    baking soda
  • 1 large
    bottle maraschino cherries, drained
  • 1 box
  • 5 c
  • 1 lb
    walnuts, broken into pieces

How to Make Mama's Poor Man Fruitcake


  1. Boil the raisins in water for 15 minutes; Drain, reserving 2 cups of the water.
  2. Grease and flour a large tube pan.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together flour, cloves, cinnamon and salt.
  4. In a medium bowl, cream the eggs, butter and sugar; add 2 cups of the raisin water and mix well.
  5. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients; mix well.
  6. Mix in raisins, cherries, nut and baking soda.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until knife inserted comes out clean; Cool.

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About Mama's Poor Man Fruitcake

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads

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