This is a recipe I made up in 1979. I wanted to make something quick and easy. Took me quite a few tries before it turned out though. I entered it in the county fair and took first place plus the gold ribbon which entitled me to enter the State Fair. So I entered the State Fair and came in second. I was told that if I had told the judges it was an original recipe, I would have taken first place. This was the very first time I had ever entered anything like this before, for both fairs and I guess you could say I was wet behind the ears. Oh well, I sure did have fun.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 inch Bundt pan.

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  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking power, baking soda, sugar, eggs, cherries, pineapple and walnuts. Stir by hand with a sturdy spoon just until blended. Spoon into the prepared pan, and spread evenly.

  • Bake for 40 to 45 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the top springs back when lightly touched. Cool, then invert onto a serving plate. While the cake cools, mix together the butter, confectioners' sugar and vanilla in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until fluffy. Stir in the cream cheese, and beat until smooth. Frost cake with the icing when completely cool.

Nutrition Facts

707.6 calories; 8.5 g protein; 90.8 g carbohydrates; 128.2 mg cholesterol; 846.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2009
I made your fruitcake Mrs. Harris and it was fantastic. So easy and very moist. Not to sweet and the cream cheese frosting set it off perfectly. I would give this recipe a 10 if I could! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/03/2015
I made this fruitcake it had a strong taste of baking soda and it burnt on the outside and the nuts also Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2009
I made your fruitcake Mrs. Harris and it was fantastic. So easy and very moist. Not to sweet and the cream cheese frosting set it off perfectly. I would give this recipe a 10 if I could! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2009
I made your fruitcake Mrs. Harris and it was fantastic. So easy and very moist. Not to sweet and the cream cheese frosting set it off perfectly. I would give this recipe a 10 if I could! Read More
(5)
Rating: 1 stars
02/03/2015
I made this fruitcake it had a strong taste of baking soda and it burnt on the outside and the nuts also Read More
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