Ice Box Fruitcake

Ice Box Fruitcake Recipe

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Shirley Makekau


My stepmother made this fruitcake when I was a girl (that was a long,long time ago!)And I asked her if she would send me the recipe some years ago. So the recipe you see if from her to me. She is still living at age 93.

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1 lb
graham crackers
1 box
seedless raisins
1 pkg
1/2 lb
candied cherries
1/4 lb
candied pineapple
1 lb
mixed fruit
1 qt
shelled pecans or walnuts
3/4 lb
1/2 stick
butter (oleo)
1 can(s)
eagle brand milk
1 tsp
1/4 tsp
1/4 tsp

How to Make Ice Box Fruitcake


  • 1Crush graham crackers very fine( in those days I used graham crackers but today I would use 1 pound graham cracker crumbs.
  • 2Chop and combine fruits and nuts
  • 3Heat butter, Eagle brand milk and marshmallows until marshmallows melt
  • 4Mix graham cracker crumbs with fruit and nuts, add spices and combine with Eagle Brand milk and marshmallow mixture. Mix well and pack in pan that has been lined with plastic wrap or cheese cloth. The mixture will be very sticky and I used my hands to mix as soon as the hot mixture cooled enough. Cake will keep indefinitely in the refrigerator

    Also in those days plastic wrap was not avaiable.
    Note: my step mom would wrap the fruit cake in the cheesecloth and then pour some brandy over it. I mix a little brandy extract in while mixing the whole thing together. This fruit cake tastes just like "Claxton Fruit Cake" if you've ever had any.

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About Ice Box Fruitcake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts