This recipe was given to my mother in 1948 by a dear lady in Corpus Christi. There is just enough batter to hold the whole fruits and nuts together. For optimum satisfaction, leave all the fruit and nuts whole.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
36
Yield:
3 - 9x5 inch loaves
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease three 9x5 inch loaf pans, line them with parchment paper, and grease the paper.

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  • Beat eggs, salt and vanilla together until very light and lemon colored. Add sugar, 1 cup of the flour and 2 teaspoons baking powder. Put brazil nuts, walnuts, pecans, red and green cherries into a large bowl. Dust with the remaining 1/2 cup flour. Then add the egg and sugar mixture. This is a very stiff mixture. Mix with hands.

  • Press into 3 - 9x5 inch loaf pans which you have lined with parchment paper and have greased both pan and paper. Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

439 calories; protein 6.8g 14% DV; carbohydrates 49.2g 16% DV; fat 26.6g 41% DV; cholesterol 20.7mg 7% DV; sodium 52.1mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2003
Simple and delicious! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/26/2006
I think some ingredient is missing from this. It came out way too dry. I followed the directions exactly. Not enough batter for the nuts and fruit. Read More
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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2003
I loved this cake! All those nuts is what made this sooo good but it did take a long time to chop them all up by hand and a long time to bake. I added some spices to mine. My grand kids didn't think much of it but what do they know??It is a great holiday cake and keeps forever in the ice box. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2003
Simple and delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
Yummy! Very crunchy and chewy and dense and sticky just like a good fruitcake. Beautiful sliced like stained glass. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/31/2008
double the batter so it sticks together better. and if making in smaller sized loafs reduce the bake time. ffk Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/26/2006
I think some ingredient is missing from this. It came out way too dry. I followed the directions exactly. Not enough batter for the nuts and fruit. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2004
I might've done something wrong (like use slightly smaller pans) because the fruit mixture was enough for a double recipe. I saved half of the fruit to make later and used the entire batter recipe since my husband likes his a little cake-y. Other than that it was simple to make and even better to eat:) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/21/2008
The baking time was too long. The cake was too crunchy and hard to cut. I poured some rum over the loaf and let it sit for a day. Unfortunately the cake fell apart. Now I serve it in a bowl. Tastes great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2008
Thanx so much for this recipe. It turned out AWESOME! Thanx again. Read More
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