Indiana Christmas Fruitcake

Indiana Christmas Fruitcake Recipe

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Julia Ferguson


I found this recipe in my Hoosier Cookbook-1974 (Indiana is known as the Hoosier State) this afternoon. I think I may make this for Christmas 2011. I have green tomato mincemeat I canned last summer sitting in the cabinet just waiting to be used in a recipe. No need to add spices as they are already in the mincemeat.


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1 Hr 20 Min


  • 2 c
  • 2 c
    diced candied fruits and peels (1lb)
  • 1 c
    red candied cherries, chopped
  • 2 c
    walnuts, chopped
  • 1 c
    brown sugar
  • 1/2 c
    butter or margarine
  • 2
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp

How to Make Indiana Christmas Fruitcake


  1. In a large bowl, combine mincemeat, fruits and peels and nuts; set aside.
  2. In a seperate bowl, combine butter or margarine and sugar. Beat until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla, mixing well.
    Sift together flour, baking powder, soda, and salt. Blend into the sugar mixture.
    Fold into fruit mixture.
  3. Oil and line 5 small loaf pans (or one large tube pan) with brown paper or parchment paper. Spoon batter into pans, bake at 325 degrees F. for 1 hr and 20 min. Cool cakes in pans; remove. Wrap in foil or clear plastic wrap and store in a cool place.

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About Indiana Christmas Fruitcake

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American

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