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Grandma Leach's Fruitcake

GAREYSGAL

"My grandmother and mother made these cakes for years. They are moist but don't contain eggs. Applesauce is the secret ingredient. I sold these at bake sales for years and we had many customers who returned every year just to get one."
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Ingredients

1 h 10 m servings 210 cals
Original recipe yields 48 servings

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  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease a 9 inch tube pan and one 9x5 inch loaf pan.
  2. Sift the flour, sugar, cocoa, cornstarch, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and cloves into a large bowl. Stir in the applesauce and oil, then mix in the raisins, dates, mixed fruit and 2 cups of walnuts. Pour into the prepared pans. Pans should be about 3/4 full if using mini pans, or an assortment.
  3. Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the crown of the cake comes out clean.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 210 calories; 7.7 g fat; 34.8 g carbohydrates; 2.4 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 132 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I love this very moist fruitcake. I got so many compliments on it! It is very moist! I baked mine in a bunt pan and a bread pan. It took 1 1/2 to bake at 300. I added 1/2 cup whiskey to one of t...

I had never made fruitcake before, so this was a first, for me. I decided to give this recipe a shot, because of your little blurb about the cake :). I followed the recipe exactly, but cut down ...

this is fabulous! I knew I was going to like it for the fact that it was made with applesauce and oil. I am not a fan of clove so only added 1tsp but added some fresh grated nutmeg and allspice ...