Ice Box Fruit Cake

Ice Box Fruit Cake Recipe

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Melanie B


This was hand written into the crack of The American Woman's Cook Book 1946 by my husband's grandmother.


★★★★★ 4 votes

20 Min


  • 3/4 lb
    each candied pineapple & cherries
  • 1 lb
    each white raisins, walnuts and pecans
  • 1 lb
    box graham crackers
  • 1 small can(s)
    pet milk (5 fluid ounces of evaporated milk)
  • 12 oz
    marshmallows, mini
  • 1 can(s)
    coconut (1 1/3 cup)
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract

How to Make Ice Box Fruit Cake


  1. Crush graham crackers to meal with rolling pin.
  2. Melt marshmallows in milk over a double boiler, add vanilla.
  3. Pour over fruit, nuts and cracker meal. Mix well and pack in pan. Store in refrigerator.
  4. She doesn't say what size pan... sorry. I would have to guess a 9x13.

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About Ice Box Fruit Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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