Poor Man's Fruit cake

Poor Man's Fruit Cake

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michalene winkler


Family favorite for 3 generations.


★★★★★ 1 vote

30 Min
1 Hr


  • 1 c
  • 2 c
  • 2 c
    black coffee (cold)
  • 1 c
  • 1 1/2 c
    chopped nuts and dates
  • 1 pinch
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    clove, ground
  • 1/2 tsp
    allspice, ground
  • 2 lb

How to Make Poor Man's Fruit cake


  1. Put all these 11 ingredients in a lg sausepan and bring to a simmer for about 7 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool completely.
    Then add 2 tsp baking soda that you disolve in a little warm water (to cooled mixture)Stir well.
  2. Add enough flour to mixture to make a stiff mix. Add nuts. (Most times my fruitcake is really poor (no nuts)
  3. Bake 350* til toothpick comes out clean from centers. Makes 7 small loaves or 3 regular size

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About Poor Man's Fruit cake

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American

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