Not Your Mother's Fruitcake

Not Your Mother's Fruitcake Recipe

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MaryAnn Whitbeck


I came up with this recipe because I didn't like candied fruit in my fruitcake. This a very moist cake and is a favorite of my elderly aunts.
If making for adults only you can add 1/2 cup of rum to the recipe when mixing or baste over loafs as they cool.


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25 Min
30 Min


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1 pkg
yellow cake mix
1 can(s)
sweetened condensed milk
1/3 c
pineapple juice
1/3 c
canola oil
1 can(s)
pineapple chunk, drained
1 jar(s)
maraschino cherries, drained
1 c
pecans, halves
1 c
dates, chopped

How to Make Not Your Mother's Fruitcake


  • 1Combine all ingredients except the fruits and nuts in a large bowl. Beat on low for 1 minute to combine the ingredients. Then beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  • 2Fold in fruit and nuts. Pour into greased floured loaf pans (3).
  • 3Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Allow to cool in pans for 20-30 minutes, then turn out on a wir rack and cool completely.

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About Not Your Mother's Fruitcake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #Fruit, #nuts

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