This is a very good cake for Christmas. Do not double this recipe. You don't need to age this cake.

Carol
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Ingredients

14
Original recipe yields 14 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Line an angel food pan with parchment paper and brush with melted butter.

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  • Cream butter or margarine, and then beat in sugar. Beat in eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in extract. Mix in flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir in raisins, cherries, pineapple, and mixed peel. Cover bowl and let sit at room temperature, 8 hours to overnight.

  • Bake at 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) for 2 1/2 hours with a pan of hot water placed on the lowest rack of your oven during baking. Brush warm cake with some melted butter.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

400 calories; 11 g total fat; 53 mg cholesterol; 324 mg sodium. 75.1 g carbohydrates; 4.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Rating: 4 stars
12/15/2008
This is a very tasty fruitcake (yes it is possible to have one of those!). Feel free to change the fruits to anything your heart desires just keeping to the amounts listed. I would make this again but exchange the candied cherries and mixed fruit peel for dried cranberries and currants (for example). Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/15/2008
This is a very tasty fruitcake (yes it is possible to have one of those!). Feel free to change the fruits to anything your heart desires just keeping to the amounts listed. I would make this again but exchange the candied cherries and mixed fruit peel for dried cranberries and currants (for example). Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/15/2008
This is a very tasty fruitcake (yes it is possible to have one of those!). Feel free to change the fruits to anything your heart desires just keeping to the amounts listed. I would make this again but exchange the candied cherries and mixed fruit peel for dried cranberries and currants (for example). Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2008
The pineapple is a completely new twist on the classic (heavy and in my opinion bland) fruitcake. This pineapple cake has a lighter flavor and is slightly less filing as well. The only part of the recipe I did not understand was the warning not to double the recipe. If done correctly the cake does fine doubled trippled or even quadrupled!:) If you plan on baking for a crowd don't turn down this recipe because of the false information. This cake tastes great no matter what! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2010
Moist easy delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2014
I have been making this cake as a Christmas cake for about 5 years. It is moist and tasty and I ice it as a traditional festive cake. Like other reviewers I adapt the recipe altering the fruit to a smaller quantity adding some flaked almonds and pouring a little brandy over the cooked cake. I've had trouble getting some crushed pineapple this year but made my own out of blending pineapple rings lightly. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2015
I have made this recipe for 30 yrs but only use 1 cup raisins 2 cups candied fruit 1/2 cup red candied cherries and 1/2 cup green candied cherries. I also put all the fruit in a bowl and cover with crushed pineapple then cover and let stand overnight. Next morning mix other ingredients and fold into fruit mixture. I like baking in smaller pans so I can share with friends. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2019
Absolutely delicious! Moist and a little lighter tasting than traditional fruitcake and exploding with fruit! Followed recipe except used 2.5C golden raisins 1C dried cherries 1C homemade candied lemon peel grated orange rind of 3 oranges and did not brush with butter on top after baking. Flavours and results were worth all the fruit used. Will definitely make this again soon because after leaving the cake to cool overnight there was only 1/3 of the cake left by after breakfast before I even got to taste it! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2018
Yumm! I varied the fruit and it s delicious. Will make again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2018
I have made this cake now twice! my husband I love it Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2018
I have made this cake for 15 years I use Malibu coconut rum in it and on it. This cake has never failed to please and is easy peasy to make. Read More