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icebox fruit cake

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Cathie Valentine
Graniteville, SC

I am not a lover of fruitcake, but my Mom had about 5 different recipes for fruit cake in her recipe box. They were very popular in the 60s and 70s :-) I picked the easiest one. This is not a traditional fruit cake.

(1 rating)
yield 8 -12
prep time 15 Min
method Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients For icebox fruit cake

  • 1 box
    raisins (not the little boxes kids eat)
  • 1 bag
    frozen coconut--thawed
  • 1 bottle
    cherries (small)
  • 1 box
    graham crackers, crushed (or graham cracker crumbs)
  • 1 can
    *eagle brand* sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 lb
    shelled nuts (of course pecans is nut of choice)

How To Make icebox fruit cake

  • 1
    Mix together and put in icebox. This is exactly how the recipe read!!
  • 2
    NOTE--I would place in a cake pan (Or loaf pan) Also, this recipe called for 1 fresh coconut. I don't know about you, but I decided on the frozen route :-) I also would use a box of graham cracker crumbs instead of crushing up a box of graham crackers. This show the age of the recipe. Oh yeah, one last thing, I would chop the nuts (not too fine)