Mama's Poor Man Fruitcake

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

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25 Min
1 Hr


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1 stick
butter or margerine
2 c
granulated sugar
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


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