This is similar to fruitcake, and is excellent to serve.

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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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour one 10 inch tube pan.

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  • Beat the vegetable oil with the white and brown sugars. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Stir in the grated carrots. Add the 2/12 cups flour, baking soda, baking powder, ground cinnamon, and salt. Stir until just moistened.

  • Toss the raisins, candied cherries, candied mixed fruit, chopped dates, and the chopped walnuts with the remaining 1/2 cup flour. Stir to coat. Add fruit and nut mixture to the batter and stir until combined. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

  • Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 1 1/2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

582 calories; 23 g total fat; 53 mg cholesterol; 426 mg sodium. 91.4 g carbohydrates; 6.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2003
Everyone at work who did not like fruit cake loved this cake. They all wanted the recipe. Read More
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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2003
Everyone at work who did not like fruit cake loved this cake. They all wanted the recipe. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2003
Everyone at work who did not like fruit cake loved this cake. They all wanted the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2002
Delicious great tasting and most of all super moist!!! a great recipe and I use it as a christmas cake....the best part is that you can arrange the quantity of dried fruits according to what you like... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2005
I soaked the fruit mixture in bourbon overnight for a little extra kick. Yummy. Has a lighter texture than traditional fruitcake but still dense enough to satisfy my husband's fruitcake craving. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2008
I was going to add this recipe but checked to see if it was already listed. Yep it was. I love the consistency of this bread the crust is lovely and have made it many times using different fruit. This week I'll use coconut dried mango and pinepple--whatever I find in the dried fruit gorcery section. This bread is not sticky so mails well keeps well & freezes well. My Brother in California loves it! I don't like fruitcake but this is wonderful! You'll need a large mixing bowl the batter will be thick and I cook it in 2 loaf pans! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2009
I have been making it for many years since I found it in All recipes there is no way you can get it wrong. I love the moisture and the versatility I just use any fruits I have everytime and it always turns out great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2008
This cake is ligther and in my opinion better than the traditional christmas fruitcake. I added a cup of currants and baked it in a bundt pan. Had to cook an extra ten minutes but otherwise no changes to the recipe. Next time I will add more cherries(my wife likes lots of cherries). I will make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2009
I made it half the quantities and it was absolutely great! It baked perfectly in the oven and tastes just great! I loved it and so did my parents I strongly recommend this easy to bake cake. Also I dont know if this had any influence but I put a bowl of water in the oven with the cake. I heard it keeps the cake from getting burnt. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2017
This cake had lots of admirers at the church Christmas party! Everyone who tried it said it was moist and delicious. Since it's a type of carrot cake I used 1/2 c. candied pineapple for the candied fruit and regular fruit cake mix for the other 1/2 c. of candied fruits. The day of serving I topped it with icing made from a 7.5 oz. container of pineapple cream cheese spread and 2 c. confectioners' sugar then garnished the top with candied cherries and pineapple. Thanks for a wonderful cake! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/28/2019
We had differing opinions of this cake in our house. It definitely reminds you of a fruitcake but the cinnamon and addition of the carrots produced a lighter cake more like the texture of a carrot cake. I personally was not a fan of the candied fruit mix. I would prefer just the candied cherries and maybe some candied pineapple. I did use dried cranberries instead of raisins because that is what I had in my pantry. Read More