Not Your Mother's Fruitcake

Not Your Mother's Fruitcake

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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.


★★★★★ 2 votes

25 Min
30 Min


  • 1 pkg
    yellow cake mix
  • 1 can(s)
    sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/3 c
    pineapple juice
  • 1/3 c
    canola oil
  • 3
  • 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


  1. Combine 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.
  2. Fold in fruit and nuts. Pour into greased floured loaf pans (3).
  3. Bake 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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