Mrs. Walker's Fruit Cake


This is a fruit cake for people who do not normally like fruit cake. If you happen to already like fruit cake, you will love this. Honestly, it is the best fruit cake I have ever tasted. It was handed down to me by a dear old lady who has now gone home to be with the Lord.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 35 mins
1 9-inch tube cake


  • 1 serving cooking spray with flour

  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package lemon cake mix (such as Duncan Hines® Lemon Supreme)

  • 4 eggs

  • ½ cup vegetable oil

  • 1 (3 ounce) package instant lemon pudding mix

  • 1 tablespoon lemon extract

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 8 ounces candied red cherries, halved

  • 8 ounces candied pineapple slices, cut into thirds

  • 1 ½ cups chopped pecans

  • 1 cup sweetened dried cranberries


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Spray a 9-inch fluted tube pan, such as a Bundt®, with cooking spray.

  2. Mix the cake mix, eggs, vegetable oil, lemon pudding mix, lemon extract, and vanilla extract together in a large bowl until smooth, and stir in candied cherries, pineapple, pecans, and dried cranberries. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Allow to cool in the pan for 20 minutes before turning it out onto a cake plate to finish cooling. Store in a covered container to help retain moisture.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

548 Calories
26g Fat
75g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 548
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 465mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 75g 27%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 50g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 38mg 3%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 122mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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